Baldwin pitcher eyes strong effort in districts

BALDWIN — Maverick Fisher is likely to get the call to make some contributions as a pitcher Saturday when his Baldwin baseball team takes on Walkerville or Algoma Christian Kent City in the Division 4 district semifinals at Holton.

If the Panthers win the first game Saturday, they will play in the final against either Holton or Muskegon Catholic Central.

Fisher has been among the main pitchers for the team this spring.

“I’ve been pitching well,” he said. “At the beginning, I was a little bit off with a walk here or there. I’ve been narrowing in lately, getting more strikes and more strikeouts.”

Fisher has actually been doing more pitching than he figured, especially with Alan Clugston not physically able to contribute because of an injury and with other pitchers deciding not to come out this season.

“I’ve been throwing hard,” he said. “I’ve been increasing my speed on my fastball. I have a little bit of a curve too.”

Fisher has been happy with his hitting.

“At the beginning of the year, I started out rough,” he said. “But now, I’ve been right on it. We’ve been hitting the ball a lot better now than at the beginning of the season.”

It took awhile but Fisher and the Panthers were eventually able to get into the baseball mode.

“We’ve gotten more bonded as a team,” Fisher said. “We want to play well and keep improving to get ready for districts.”