Sunday, June 12, 2011

Raiders Baseball has a Bright Future

Despite Twin Valley’s recent defeat in the quarterfinals of the state baseball tournament at the hands of Blue Mountain, the future is indeed bright for the team that calls the windblown field on top of the hill home.   Most key performers are returning, with the exception of graduating rightfielder Brandin Snyder, including standouts Jared Price, Izzack Albright, Billy Reardon, Matt McInaw and Jeremy Rahn.  Hopefully, the Raiders will use the experience gained through advancing to the state quarterfinals for the third straight year to avoid the “one bad inning” syndrome that seemed to plague them this year.  Coach Matt Royer won’t allow the Raiders to think they can just throw their gloves on the field and expect their opponents to cower in terror. I, for one, don’t expect that to happen either. This is a hardworking group of kids who will use their loss this year as motivation to come back even more prepared next season. As one hit wonders Timbuk3 once (many years ago)  proclaimed….Their Future’s so Bright They Gotta Wear Shades!

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