Kane gives baseball team important depth


BALDWIN — Demetrius Kane has been wearing two hats this season for the Baldwin sports teams and is looking to make key contributions before the spring athletics campaign comes to an end.

This marks Kane’s first year of baseball. He’s usually in the outfield for the Panthers.

Kane played 4-H baseball but this marks his first time in high school.

“I wanted to try it out and find out how it would be,” he said. “It’s been quite fun. It’s fun hanging out with friends and playing baseball with them.”

As an outfielder, he can get on the ball and Kane wants to work on his catching. He’s also been working on judging the ball more effectively.

Hitting the ball has been a challenge, he added. Keeping an eye on the ball has been an emphasis.

For the team “it’s been going pretty good,” he said. “We’re playing some tough teams.”

Kane has been working with track teams. Like in baseball, it’s been a challenge to get in practice time and game time with rainouts and other cancellations. He’s been in the 400x100 and the 200. He’s looking at competing in the Division 4 track regional Friday at Saugatuck with hopes of qualifying for the state final May 31 in Hudsonville.

Kane has high hopes with the 200 and says he’s been strong with his start and finish.

The last conference action is Monday for the Baldwin track team, followed by the Pioneer meet May 23.