Fisher making key contributions for Baldwin

BALDWIN — Maverick Fisher had an impressive debut Tuesday for the Baldwin baseball team as a pitcher during a doubleheader sweep over Walkerville.

He’s hoping the Panthers can keep winning as they head into the tournament part of the season. Fisher is in his junior season. Other than pitching, which he did for the first time on Tuesday, he’s been in the outfield and at third base.

“I’m doing pretty good right now (defensively),” he said. “It hasn’t been that bad. I’ve improved from last year.”

On hitting, “I’m a little rough right now but we haven’t had too many games,” Fisher said on Monday.

On Tuesday, he had a solid offensive night with three singles in the first game. The wacky weather and lack of games has been a challenge for Baldwin.

“Now that we’re getting into the swing of things I don’t think that will affect us too much,” Fisher said. “Mostly, we’re getting ready for districts.”

Teamwork and offense will be key factors for the Panthers, he added. “I want to do better on my batting, I can improve on that,” he said. “I want to be quicker on my feet at third base.”

Baldwin, 5-5 in the league and 5-7 overall, plays next Tuesday at Pentwater and is at Custer-Mason County Eastern on May 30 to play the home team in a district semifinal game.