By: Daniel Vazquez
Spring is around the corner and you know what that means: baseball is back in action. The Agua Fria Owls baseball team has worked hard all off-season and are ready to compete.
They would have to wake up bright and early in the fall for morning workouts to get ready for the season. The practice would start at 5 a.m. and end at 6:30.
Tryouts were competitive but Coach Olsson selected the right players for varsity. Some of the pitchers on the team are Raimundo Heredias, Anthony Crummett and Alonzo Martinez.
When interviewing Heredias about the team, I asked him how the team improved from last season. He said, “The addition of new players like Marlon Villegas Martinez and Christian Ramirez [has been beneficial], and I think that we’ve become closer as a team.”
The first game of the season was on March 3 but the Owls played in the Wayne DesCombes Invitational tournament.
On February 26 they played two games. The first game was against Deer Valley High School and they tied 2-2 and in the afternoon game, they played Boulder Creek High School and lost 12-10. The next day they played against Amphitheater High School and won 14-2 and the last game was against Mingus High school and lost 6-4.
Before their first game I asked starting first baseman Dominik Clark about the expectations for the season. He said, “We expect a lot from ourselves and I do believe that we could make a good playoff run.”
On March 3, the Agua Fria Owls played against Central High School at home. The Owls started the game a little slow but in the bottom of the third they were down 3-0. But they scored 6 unanswered runs and scored 7 more runs to end the game 13-3.
Make sure to come out and support your Agua Fria Varsity baseball team on March 23 when they play Carl Hayden High School at home.