Owls’ Baseball Wins 6 straight

After dropping their first two games, the baseball team is 6-2 on the season.


Chase Gemes, Staff Editor

The spring season is well underway and the Windsor baseball team is 6-2 on the young season. 

The Owls are coming off a 17-10 season where they finished second in the  Jefferson County large school division. 

The team will be without last year standouts such as Derek Williams and Gavin Kinsworthy, but have several newcomers that they expect to fill those holes. Austin Happel leads the way from the offensive side, hitting .524 on the season. From the mound, Max Hartmann hopes to lead the way after finishing 4-0 from the mound last season. 

Coach Randy Green took over as head coach last season with the retirement of Jeff Young. 

Green said, “I am very excited to get the season underway. I am always on the optimistic side of things so I feel that we are going to be pretty decent this season. We had a good group of seniors graduate last year, but I firmly believe that the players that were here, along with the new varsity players will mesh together to form a solid team.”

The new crop of seniors is especially important to the team’s success.

Part of being a senior is being a leader for the team, and they are prepared to do that. 

Senior Zack Hummel said, “I feel like everyone on the team is a leader in their own way.” 

Senior Ryan Wieberg has things he would like to improve on this season. 

He said, “I’m looking to improve myself as an athlete both physically and mentally. Putting in the work in the training room and my skills as a player on the field. Mentally staying healthy and being ready for any situation that comes up.”

The seniors have a lot of different emotions as they approach their final season of baseball. Some may play at the college level, others will be done after high school.

On how they feel about it being their last season, Wieberg said, “(I’m) not too sure. I’m excited to be playing my favorite sport but it’s sad that it’ll be my last. I’m just living in the moment right now.”

Hummel said, “It is sad, but I’m glad that I’ve played baseball here over the past 4 years.”

Coach Green on his goals for the team said,  “It all starts with the simple goal to always try to improve. Be better than the previous at bat, pitch better than you did against the last hitter, make a better play than the last one. Then we always have long term goals of winning conference, districts, and state titles.”

Regarding himself, he said, “My goals are always to learn and adapt to different situations on the baseball field. I always want to win and I always want my players to be successful, but stats and wins don’t necessarily define us.”