While many of the high school baseball team’s in the state have already begun their season, the Burgin Bulldog’s are still patiently waiting for April 9 to roll around for their opening game.
“We are a young team, but several of them have some experience starting last year as eighth graders,” said first year Head Coach Greg Henson. “One thing I’m trying to get them to do is take advantage of this extra time we have to practice, because it’s going to pay off in the games.”
Patience is a virtue the Bulldog’s players, coaching staff and fans will have practice a lot this year, even after their opening game.
After going 5-19 last season, the Bulldogs lost three of their top four hitters from last season in senior Austin Shewmaker, Jared Robbins and Hunter Harrison who both transferred this year. In addition to being their top offensive production, all three were a part of the team’s pitching rotation.