The baseball coach, Creighton Hoover is grateful that they get to play again this year because they didn’t get to play last year at West High School.
After their 2020 season was cancelled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are ready to be back on the field. “We are just happy to be out there and grateful for the opportunity we get to play,” coach Creighton Hoover said.
Some of the baseball players were disappointed that their season got cancelled. The seniors from class of 2020 didn’t get to play their last year in high school.
Hoover said, “The kids were really hurt, we had two seniors that didn’t get a chance to play but they did get a chance to move on and play in college, so we are grateful for that.”
Many of the baseball players were working hard last year just to find out their season got cancelled.
“Our season got cancelled so it affected us bad, we practice for a couple of weeks and worked out all year and when it came time to play the games got cancelled,” Hoover said.
The leaders on the baseball team are some of the seniors and they help the younger generation on the team. “We have multiple leaders, really just any of our seniors. They do a really good job of keeping the young guys in check and making sure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing,” Coach Hoover said.
This year the baseball team has a winning record, splitting a double header with Kapaun and beating several other Wichita schools. For the Pioneer baseball team, this season has been one to remember.
“Our season got cancelled,” Hoover said, “so this year we appreciate it a lot more”