However, there is one exception: Baseball.
Members of the Navarre High School baseball team have been playing about a 22-game summer season against other local teams, including tournaments. Many of these games are double-headers.
“The summer season gives us a chance to see what we have to work on before next spring,” said Coach Mickey O’Quinn. “The team is divided into an A and B squad. Younger players are assigned to the B team and plays about 16 games. It will be their chance to audition for a 2012 varsity role.”
Jacob Terry, Cale Secondine, Justin Jordan and Dusty Jones are all looking to lead the Raiders to an elusive district championship. All will be spending their fourth year on the varsity squad.
“I definitely think we will be better than last year,” Jordan said. “Early this summer, we split most of our summer games. Since then we have been playing really well. That is a good sign because Coach O’Quinn is looking at a lot of players. The goal over the summer is not to win every game but to improve with each one.”
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