Manson baseball excited with new opponents this season


Photo By Zach Johnson Front row left to right. Bryce La Mar, Avery Thompson, Jake Lodwig, Zach Serafini, Caleb Rossell, Parker Schoenwald Middle Row left to right. Marcus Bernardo, Everardo Guillen, Victor Calderon, Cody Fitzpatrick, Joseph Mogan Top Row left to right. Spencer Thompson (bat boy), Jose Pascasio, Angel Cervantes, Bryan Bernardo, Ethan Schoenwald, Caden Beazley Not pictured. Mason Cameron, Alex Solorio, Conner Clausen

 

MANSON - Okanogan is a baseball powerhouse. They have been for some time, at least for Manson though, they won’t have to play them this year as the Bulldogs moved up a division. 

“We also added Waterville and Soap Lake, which made our league much more evenly competitive, so this season we are poised to be part of some really great baseball games,” head coach Bill Thompson said. 

Another plus is the added year of experience to a young pitching staff. 

“This year our program made the most significant improvement in our pitching,” coach Thompson said. “All of our returning pitchers gained valuable experience last year and now throw with more control and velocity.” 

The arms that will eat up the majority of innings for the Trojans this season is junior Zach Serafini, sophomores Avery Thompson and Jose Pascasio and the towering 6’5 senior Bo Charlton. 

Their home field, SIngleton Park will also see some upgrades heading into the season as a home run fence will be installed in addition to a new scoreboard. 

“Our community and fans cherish Singleton Park and know that it is a wonderfully rare venue for high school baseball,” coach Thompson said about the park. 

Although Manson has struggled in the past to field a team at times, they are confident they will improve throughout the summer and continually better their program moving forward. 

“We are really looking forward to our first game of the season against Lake Roosevelt. It will be an interesting matchup to start out with especially since we have only been able to practice outside two times before the game,” coach Thompson admitted.  “We also look forward to our upcoming home games and maybe seeing a few Trojan home runs fly over our new outfield fence.” 

In their first two games, the Trojans lost by a combined score of 24-3. Manson will look to bounce back in a double header against Oroville on Saturday, March 25. First pitch in the first game is at 11 p.m. and 1 p.m. in the second game. 

 

Zach Johnson can be reached at lcmeditor@gmail.com or 509 682-2213

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