2021 Southwestern Baseball Preview

2021 Southwestern Baseball Preview

Jordan DeAtley, Sports Journalist

Coach – Dan Thurston 

Key Players – Zach Cole, Jordan DeAtley, Landon DeAtley, Jackson Stockdale, Ethan Stewart, and Brady McLain. 

I interviewed coach Dan Thurston to see where his head was at going into this spring season: As a new coach going into the 2021 season Dan Thurston says, “COVID has affected our team in the offseason by quarantines slowing down conditioning and individual player’s progress.” The team has been having conditioning workouts from 5-7 with great attendance from the players. Positives from this year’s team look to be pitching, there will be 5-7 pitchers that can go deep on the mound. One negative from the rebels is overall team speed, but they make up for it in defense and baseball IQ. Some goals or expectations that Coach Thurston wants his team to live up to are to play for championships year in and year out, and for the team to always play to their maximum potential.