Coach Kurt Russell and his baseball staff restocked their arsenal of baseball weapons over the summer. The formula is there for a return trip to the NJCA.
On Tuesday, the Pioneers battled out a scrimmage with Vernon, and to put it kindly, the score got way out of hand.
Slugger Josh Anthony returns from last year’s 20 home runs in the 64 games effort. Anthony hit .425 with 23 doubles and struck out the fewest times (30) of anyone on the team with at least 100 at-bats. Anthony slugged an absurd .822 and the kid can also run. Anthony stole 18 bases and was caught stealing only five times. The kid can play. He was ranked second on the team in hits (91), runs scored (79) and on-base percentage (.519). Anthony drove in 71 RBIs in 64 games. The kid even led the team in fielding percentage (.983). That is getting it done.
Blake Clanton, Miguel Lorenzo, Jose Martinez, Frankely Gonzalez, Chris Tapia, Enrique Veras, Austin Roberts, Kendrick Delima all return for there sophomore campaigns.
Today, the Pioneers are in Dallas for a 1 p.m. get together with Richland Community College.
On Saturday, Western will host Northlake College at 1 p.m. I encourage anyone interested in high quality baseball to start taking notice of exactly what is going on out at Western Oklahoma State College. This team is a direct reflection of it’s leadership. They work extremely hard and they approach every game, every opportunity and every at-bat with an intent on winning it.
It’s fun to watch.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076