Deric Link takes over as the head educates of Fair Play this yr. He inherits a team that graduated all three of its all-conference choices from a squad that finished nine-9 last season.

“We are a totally younger organization,” Link stated. “We are going to need to analyze loads on the subject of our IQ. We should have new guys step up at the mound to provide us a few intensities. Guys will be unselfish, be capable of sacrifice and analyze a brand new position to better the crew. Ultimately we can have to discover ways to compete for every pitch for seven innings.”


Primary pitching obligations will fall to the trio of Logan Underwood (senior), Nate King (senior), and Adrian Hartshorn (sophomore). King can also be one of the critical infielders while not on the mound. Underwood might be the primary catcher.

The sophomore quintet of Adam Bass, Lane Neil, Kolin Thomas, and Mason Hopkins might be at the infield and junior Landon Wright. Underwood may be the primary catcher for the Hornets. When he’s on the mound, junior Colby Durst will slide in at the back of the plate. Durst and Hartshorn might be the top two outfielders when they aren’t catching or pitching, respectively.

Fair Play will lean on velocity and quickness to achieve success this yr.

“Our biggest energy may be our speed and quickness. I think we can do something on the base paths to place stress on the opposing team,” Link said.

Link desires to see day-by-day improvement for his younger team in the first season as their head baseball train.

“For this to be considered a hit season in my mind, it’ll take guys buying into who we’re as a collection. We are young and inexperienced on the varsity degree, but we additionally have loads of exhilaration for the game. Having guys come to exercise, video games, and whatever else we do with an increased mindset of getting better every day and growing as humans. That might be a hit season for me,” Link stated.

Fair Play opens the season on Mar. 18 at home in opposition to Humansville.