Baseball Season at Lasell

By Stephen Brennan

On March 11th, 2012 the Lasell College baseball team will finally take the field after all of their hard work and off-season training. The team kicks off their season against Monmouth College.  The game is being played in Fort Myers, Florida. The team will then proceed to play 10 games the following week, during spring break. These games are set to kick off the season and count towards their total wins and losses but will not affect anything that happens during conference play.  Conference games are the main indicator for whether the team makes the post-season or not.

The Lasell Lasers are coming off a 21-15 season and finished 8-6 in conference play. They are also coming off a semi final appearance in the conference tournament where they were beaten by Suffolk College 10-6. When speaking to freshman shortstop A.J. McKenzie, he said, “the team looks really focused this year, like they are out there on a mission to prove, and so far that mission is to win the conference tournament.”

A conference tournament win would do wonders for the team, but that is a long way away.  They currently have to focus on the games ahead and as of right now they have 10 games in 7 days in Fort Myers, Florida. The team will depart early Saturday morning to fly down to their hotel in Florida and get ready for the double header against Monmouth College on Sunday.  According to McKenzie, “This win could really get the season started in the right direction, no better feeling than being able to go out and get a win to begin your season.”

All eyes will be on the baseball team after the problems that they have experienced on campus the past couple weeks and it will be important to see if they can put it behind them and just focus on the task at hand; to win baseball games. The team has very high expectations and they seem to be handling it very well.

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