The Blazers U11 baseball team started preparing for the season early this year with indoor workouts since early January. The season has had a slow start this spring due to many rainouts for league games and even tournaments.
Coach Jeff Stewart and staff have witnessed marked improvement in the past month.
“We had a slow start due to the rain,” said Stewart. “We have had some tournaments and league games cancelled. Despite the weather the kids have been working hard and showing a lot of improvement. I am real proud of the effort.”
In league play, the Blazers are currently sitting at 4-1. The Blazers have also dodged the rain enough to compete in three tournaments thus far. They finished in second place in the Slug Fest Tournament that was played at 3&2 Baseball on May 4. The team also traveled to Topeka to compete in the Mother’s Day Tournament in Topeka with a fourth place finish.
Most recently the team played in the Hawaiian Hitfest Tournament, known as the second-largest USSSA tournament in the country, with a 2-1 record before being rained out in bracket play.
Look for the Blazers to play this weekend in the Nill Bros. Louisville Series at the 3&2 Complex. The team is also scheduled to complete in the USSSA Tournament June 27-30.