The Glenbrook Apaches are gearing up for another season on the baseball field, with plenty of fresh faces stepping in to fill important roles.
It starts at the top with first year head coach, Blake Sorey taking the reigns in place of former head coach Johnathan Hardy who departed for Ruston High School.
Sorey has important pieces back this year, such as outfielder Tyler Perryman, infielder Nick Mourad and a big bat in senior Colt Wilson. The challenge will be getting the rest of his young team to play big boy ball.
“We’re going to be started some young guys,” Sorey said. “A couple of eighth graders could start, possibly. The biggest challenge has been getting to know where people play, or where they think they play.”
The Apaches have been working hard since they arrived back from Christmas break. That’s long enough for Sorey to assess areas where he thinks his team is capable.
“I think our middle infield will be pretty good,” Sorey said. “I feel good about pretty much our whole infield, and I think Tyler Perryman being a veteran will hold it down for us in centerfield. Once we get into playing some games I’ll be able to answer that question a little bit better.”
Pitching will be a question mark, with Sorey saying,”If you can throw a strike, you’re going to see some time.”
The Apaches first game is Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. against River Oaks in the UCA Tournament in Farmerville.
Wednesday Feb. 17 the Apaches will take on Franklin at 1 and return to Farmerville on Friday to play Claiborne at 4:30.