Baseball struggles through spring trip

The baseball team got off to a rocky start, going 3-6 to begin their season in their spring trip to Florida.

Scott Kelly has hit .500 and swiped 10 bases. (Courtesy of the Sports Information Desk)

“Starting 3-6 was of course not what we wanted, but as coach tells us, each loss is a learning experience for us, and each game we played out in Florida taught us more about how to become a better team,” junior infielder Scott Kelly said.

The team lost a few tight ones on the trip, including a 5-4 loss to Suffolk University and a 7-6 loss to Rhode Island College. However, Kelly believes that the team can learn from its mistakes and take a lot of positives from the trip.

“We are going to use the experience we gained out in Florida to strive to become a great team,” Kelly said. “We have a lot of talent from pitching, defense and offense and we know for a fact that we are going to benefit from the games we played out in Florida.”

Kelly in particular played well, hitting .500 to begin the season and also swiping 10 bases in 12 attempts. Despite his individual success, however, Kelly credits the team atmosphere for his success so far.

“What’s been working for me this season is being with the team and watching everyone work hard to become better,” he said. “Everyone has been working hard on and off the field to become better and it motivates each of us internally to do whatever it takes to become a better baseball player. I want to do whatever I can to contribute to the team but it reflects on the team’s work ethic and how hard we work day in and day out to strive for success towards our team goals.”

Junior outfielder Mike Murphy has also started off strong, batting .379 with a home run and 6 RBI so far. Freshman infielder Jason Dewitt has also been strong, posting a team-leading 10 RBI.

The team will open at home on Friday, March 16 against Haverford College.