Skyline Baseball’s up to Bat


Skyline kicked off their baseball season on March 16 in St George, Utah, after having been delayed from the original date of March 10. Eric Morgan, the baseball coach, conveyed that he believes the team holds promise, despite being filled with younger players, unlike previous years. The boys that belong to the team have been working hard in hopes of rising through the ranks.

Skyline’s baseball boys have had a bit of a rocky start to their season. Following the delay due to inclement weather, two of their players– Lucas Blakesly and Noah Leinberger — were injured. In an interview with Blakesly, who was a junior pitcher, he spoke about his injury. “ I broke off a piece of cartilage from my knee and I had to get surgery on it.” His injury will, unfortunately, keep him out for the majority of the season. “I don’t know when I’ll be back,” he explained.

Due to unpredictable weather, the start of the season was delayed, and some future games are threatened as well. Morgan explained, “We do the best we can to reschedule but when regions start we play everyday of the week so it gets hard to reschedule.” Despite these uncontrollable challenges, the team continues to practice hard. 

Along with weather delays and injured players, the Skyline baseball team has become less a sports team and more a daycare. “We only have two seniors on the team,” Coach Morgan expressed, “We’re gonna have a lot of freshmen and sophomores playing this year.” When asked about the biggest challenge the team will face this year, he admitted that the age of the players was his biggest concern. “It’s gonna be a little bit of a challenge just because we’re gonna be so young.” Regardless of the age of the players, however, Morgan believes his players have promise. He stated, “I know I got confidence in them.”