BALDWIN — Junior DeMarko Williams is set to have a strong season for Baldwin’s baseball team. The Panthers are anxious to get outside and have some productive practices.

If the weather cooperates, Baldwin will play Friday at Buckley to open the season and will have a home game on Monday with Pentwater in West Michigan D League action.

It’s his third year of varsity baseball.

As a sophomore “I had a few altercations with one of the players,” Williams said. “But now he’s gone and it will be a lot better for me.”

Williams is a second baseman.

“I want to work on watching the bounces a lot more,” he said.

Williams acknowledged he needs to work on this hitting.

“The key to being a good hitter is form,” he said.

Baldwin plays at Buckley on Friday, weather-permitting, to open the season

“I think we can have a really good team,” he said

Williams is coming off a strong bowling season during the winter.

“I won the conference, that was one of my highlights,” he said. “I didn’t do very well in regionals.”

It was his best season of bowling. A goal next year for Williams will be to qualify for the state meet.

“I bowl a lot in the offseason,” he said.