By Jaden Erschen
Cougar News Blog
As the Cactus Canyon baseball team moves toward the finish of the regular season, the players hope to bring a Desert Middle School Athletic League championship trophy back to CCJH.
The Cougars have mindsets of champions and hope that they can make a title run in the 2015 season. They made it to the final game last year but couldn’t bring home a win and suffered their only loss of the 2014 season.
“My goal is to go back to the championship and take home a win this time,” said eighth grader Trevor Fahrenbruch.
Many student athletes have been working extra hard his season by doing extra batting and throwing.
“A lot of batting and throwing, also cut-offs” said Thomas Duarte.
The team has shown many strengths, including pitching and infield, throughout the season while posting a 9-1 record. Coach Ramon Figueroa said there are always ways to improve.
“Pitching seems to be our strength,” said Coach Figueroa. “But we need to go over fundamentals and knowledge of the game. They have talent but they need to become students of the game.”
The Cougars host their first playoff game at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1. With a victory, they will host the title game on Saturday.