View from Two: Thoughts on Improvement, Bases for a Cure and the O-K Green

As we began league play last week we started a new part of our season. One of our team goals, along with the others in our O-K Green conference, is to win a league title. We played in two close games against Zeeland East and Wyoming Park. By going 1-1 in those games, it proves the difficulty of our conference. This week we have games against Rogers and a rematch with the Chix. Rogers already has a quality win over Jenison this year and we collected just three hits in our last game against East. We are looking to improve each day and with an improved offensive performance from Friday to Saturday, this week looks to have some pretty exciting matchups.

Coming up this Saturday is our annual Hamilton tournament. The tournament has a new aspect this year. Saturday is “Bases for a Cure” at the ball fields and our team along with the varsity softball team will be decorated in pink, supporting the Susan G. Komen for a cure foundation. We sold pink t-shirts to members of the Hamilton Community so they too could show their support for breast cancer. Several people in our area are, or have been, affected by breast cancer and this means a lot to everybody. It’s going to be a special day.

We have built some pretty good tradition over the past few years in our baseball program. Obviously, we will be looking live up to that tradition and the expectations of us. There is a lot of talent on our team and we are not looking to just get by. Even though a couple of our games have been canceled due to rain lately, we have been practicing hard in the gym. The future of Hamilton Baseball looks bright as well as Coach Grabinski is working the JV team hard each day.

In our conference there is no team that is an automatic win. We will be approaching each game the same in the upcoming weeks. Hopefully this week’s league games are better offensively than last week’s were and we will score a few more runs. We’re trying to improve each game and we will need to continue to improve to contend for a league championship this year.

-Corey Schrotenboer

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