BASEBALL: Team replaces key players with talented freshmen

By ROSE VALENZUELA

College baseball season is right around the corner, and the Pima Community College squad is eager for it to begin.

It’s finally time for the players to show off their skills and everything they have worked on the past several months, including during fall ball.

This year’s baseball team is full of talent in all areas.

Although the Aztecs lost key players from last year, they have gained talent back from incoming freshmen.

They think that they have the potential to be the team they are striving to be.

The sophomores on the team are outlining expectations in order for them to have a successful season.

“We expect our freshmen to come ready to play and not complain about anything. Just take care of business,” returning outfielder Bryant Munoz said.

The team has put in a lot of time on the diamond and in the weight room to prepare for the upcoming campaign.

“We practiced six times a week, four hours of practice during the week and eight hours on Saturdays,” Munoz said. “And we had morning workouts four days a week.”

The way the Pima baseball team practices does not change.

According to some returning players, head coach Jason Hisey is strict about what needs to be practiced.

The team opens the season at home on Jan. 26 against Paradise Valley Community College.

That same week they go to Las Vegas for the Community College of Southern Nevada Tournament.

All scheduled dates are doubleheaders.

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