Bethel Park Spring Sports Preview: Baseball team young but talented

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Senior (then sophomore) pitcher Josh Peters throws against Mt. Lebanon on May 3, 2019.

Max Lorenz, Staff Writer

With spring on its way, the Bethel Park baseball team looks to begin its journey for the 2021 season. This year they got moved from 6A to 5A. Also, their games against the same opponent are scheduled back to back. This will cause teams to use different starting pitchers for each game, instead of one player pitching twice against the same team.

This year, Bethel is looking to start fresh after missing last season due to COVID-19. Last year, they had a very promising team and the season was sadly canceled.

Senior pitcher Josh Peters explained, “I am looking forward to getting back on the diamond and competing.”

Also, Bethel Park got moved down from 6A to 5A. This will cause them to play against relatively easier teams.

Josh Peters had some words for this move. He said, “I am disappointed that we got moved down from 6A, but I believe we have the best team in 5A.”

This season will be an interesting one for the Hawks because they lost a huge senior class. They only have four returning starters from last year. Many of their players haven’t played on the varsity level team, and many younger players will need to step up.

Senior Dan DelBane said, “I am excited to see some of the younger guys step up and be a big part of the team’s success this year.”

This year, Bethel Park will be experiencing new things: a new section, back-to-back games, and everything revolving around COVID-19. They will need every player to step up if they want to make a run at a championship.

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