Penn State York Men's Baseball had an opportunity to take to the field in sunny Florida earlier this month during spring break, and have had a few opportunities to play despite the bad weather so far this season. Jeff Barkdoll, head baseball coach and athletic director at Penn State York, hasn't let the bad weather curb his enthusiasm about his 2018 baseball team.
"I am very excited about this year's team. We have 19 solid ball players, with senior leadership led by Levi Stein and Walker Monteith, and proven juniors taking up leadership roles as well, which should prove helpful for our younger players," said Barkdoll.
The head coach and staff have worked hard to recruit additional players to add to the upperclassmen, and as a result, they believe depth has been added at every position which will help the team improve defensively.
In addition to adding depth to the team, Barkdoll notes he has a strong pitching staff with 10 pitchers. Even though there have been numerous games cancelled and rescheduled due to weather, he hopes to turn some heads in the conference with the pop that's been added to the team offensively.
"I am excited to get this group on the field and look forward to where this team has potential to go," he said.
If the weather holds, the baseball team will be heading to Penn State Schuylkill for a 2 p.m. game on March 29.