New-look Raiders getting in work during fall baseball

There will be a new-look Navarre baseball team taking the field in 2020.

After graduating 11 players, a good portion of this year’s lineup will dress for varsity for the first time. And they’ll be playing for first-year head coach Chris Williams, who was promoted from top assistant over the summer.

The field was also repaired.

Gone is the lip along the left side of the infield, a rise in the turf that nearly caused a head injury to Ben Waschenko last season. A portion of left field received new sod along with worn-out areas near the home bench.

The baseball players are spending afternoons in the weight room, batting cages, engaging in light fielding in voluntary open-field opportunities as well as running sprints for conditioning.

“Fall workouts consist of two or three weight room days and two plyometric/speed training days a week,” Williams said. “The only change so far is we have been able to get incoming freshmen in the weight room to start workouts after school.”

Read the full article in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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