The Crossett High School baseball team will play a series of summer games with Monticello, Star City and Warren participating.
The Crossett Eagles baseball team started a series of summer games last week. While the games are competitive, the main purpose of the play is to give young players field experience before next spring’s season kicks off. (GLENN MYERS/The News Observer)
During the summer games, the play is competitive but has the ultimate goal of getting experience for the players that will step as starters for their respective teams next year. Win or lose, there are promising outcomes in each inning in helping the students who will be playing next year, coaches said, and while practice is good to correct mistakes, there is no substitute for game experience.
“These games are imperative for the improvement of our young players,” Coach Dustin Wolcott said. “You can practice all you want, but there is nothing like game experience to improve your game.”
The Eagles started summer play with a game against Monticello, which Crossett lost 14 to 8.
In the first game’s highlights, Kaylon Williams went 2 for 2 with an inside the park home run, showing off his speed, and he also added a single later.
Trent Pullin had an RBI double.