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Baseball team shines on spring trip

Baseball team shines on spring trip
The Lookout

By Brodee Gillam
Sports Editor

Coming back from down under.

The No. 19 ranked Stars baseball team finished its March 5 to 11 southern spring break trip by playing national competition and finishing with an 8-3 record.

LCC Head Coach Drew Huard, who is in his first season, said the trip proved the team’s confidence to succeed was right.

“I think it solidified everything that the coaches have been preaching in the fact that we’re going to contend for a league title,” Huard said. “Yes we do fit in and we are going to compete for a championship.”

Sophomore shortstop Alex Huard, pitcher Blake Dahlstrom and outfielder Jake Crum all had great showings in the trip.

Meanwhile, sophomore catcher Carson Eby was the Stars’ offensive star during the 11-game stretch.

Through games played on March 15, Eby had a .543 batting average with two home runs, seven doubles, eight runs scored and 19 RBIs.

Alex Huard also had a great outing to begin the season. He had 13 hits, 10 runs scored, nine RBIs and two home runs.

He credited this stretch to the effort put in before the season.

“It goes back to putting in the work in the offseason,” Alex Huard said.

“(With) a lot of talk during practice, and working out with (trainer) Nate Schafer at 3D Dynamic Performance, I think they got our bodies right and ready to compete down in the hot Florida sun and it paid off for us.”

LCC’s first home doubleheader is scheduled for Friday, March 24 against Delta College, starting at 2 p.m. at Westside Park in Lansing.

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