Avery eyes strong season for Baldwin

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s baseball team appears to be low in numbers this spring but senior Brandon Avery is hoping the Panthers will still enjoy winning success on the ball diamond.

Avery, a pitcher, hopes to play a key role for Baldwin in its bid for a winning season this spring under coach Doug Bolles.

“So far we don’t have that many players coming out,” Avery said. “We’re tight for players. As of right now, it’s 12 or 13.”

Avery will pitch, and also play catcher or

outfield.

He’s among the returning players from last season along with Devon Sparks-Burrell and Hunter Nichols. The season is set to open April 18 at home against Pentwater.

The strength of the team throughout the season will be “our fielding and keeping our basics down and worry about making contact with the ball,” Avery

said.

Avery was the quarterback of the football team during the fall and a state championship bowler in Division 4.