Baldwin softball team anxious to start season

BALDWIN — Coach Doug Bolles’ Baldwin softball team is gearing up to start its schedule next week.

On Monday, he was hoping to have practices Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. A scheduled doubleheader with Crossroads Charter Academy at home on Monday was postponed because of wet field conditions.

“For the rest of the week, I only have like two girls left,” Bolles said. “All of them are in band or choir, and they’re all going to Washington D.C. We haven’t played a game yet. But we haven’t had a (full-team) practice yet because of everything going with this intersession (format). Different people have been gone.”

The first games are scheduled for April 21 at Walkerville.

“I’m good with that, because then we’ll have everybody back and will be back in school,” Bolles said. “The girls that have been showing up, they’re working hard and have been putting in the effort. We have multiple pitchers that are trying. We’re getting in a lot of work. We just haven’t been outside. The weather’s been terrible.”

The weather might get better this week, but low numbers will put practices at a standstill, Bolles said.

“I have only Diamond (Cannon) and Kiera (Barker) here and we’ll get in a little work with them,” he added. “Once I get outside, I’m not coming back inside.