BV baseball improves over summer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Berryville's Josh Hutchins prepares to throw the ball in a summer league baseball game earlier this year.
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Even though it's summer, the Berryville High School baseball team has been able to improve through the Babe Ruth summer baseball league. This is something that excites high school coach David Broseus heading into next season.

"The kids that we had come out saw some excellent competition and were able to gain valuable experience," Broseus said. "We are looking forward to getting them back together once school starts so that we can get in the weight room and begin preparation for the 2017-18 season."

After losing key players such as Robby Broseus, Davis Stone and Thomas Trowbridge to graduation, David Broseus knows it's important to have those younger players step up and play well.

"We are a young team, but between the spring and summer seasons, those freshmen and sophomores were able to gain a lot of game time," Broseus said. "Although young, we should be able to field a team next spring that had significant game experience and will be pushing the older players for playing time."

The Bobcats will have to replace three- or four-year starters at shortstop, center field and second base. "Braden Logan, Tyler Payne, Josh Hutchins, Chris Timmons and Jesse Poteet, all of whom benefited from the summer baseball program, among a few others, is who we will be counting on to step up," Broseus said.

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