By Garrett Estrada
Ely Times Staff
After their two-win season last year, the White Pine High baseball team is looking to turn things around.
Coach Quinn Ewell credits team captains and returning starters Mike Williams and Kade Britton as the team’s backbone going into the 2014 season.
“They are the ones that are really going to lead this team,” Ewell said. “I’m really looking forward to watching them step up their game.”
Ewell said last season’s team lacked dedication, which led to their “disappointing” win total. This year, he’s taking a new approach.
“Our team motto this year is ‘All In,’” he said. “I’m really just looking for committed kids who are going to put in the time needed to get Bobcat baseball back on the map competitively.”
That started with team tryouts on Saturday. Of the 20 athletes that went out for the team, 18 made the final cut.
With the final roster taking shape, the Bobcats are now faced with three-hour practices in preparation to their first game at Incline on March 22.
But they will get a chance to see how they work together as a team on a field for the first time Saturday.
“We have a scrimmage coming up against Lincoln so we will see where we are at and go from there,” Ewell said.