Grundy R-5 starts up fall baseball program, season opener is Tuesday

Alex Peterson will lead the Grundy County R-5 boys into their first season of baseball, as a handful of HDC schools, due to increased teams playing softball, switched to baseball for the 2016-2017 athletic year. ┬áThe move to baseball should be beneficial from a scheduling standpoint for the Panthers, as many neighboring districts in the Tri-County Conference, including Green City, Linn County, Meadville, and Novinger, offer boy’s baseball as well.

Fourteen young men will make up the Panther squad this year, a number just enough to be comfortable for Coach Peterson, who noted the importance of pitching staff depth in having a quality baseball program:

That change to the pitching philosophy will lead to a good amount of “mixing and matching” for the Panther coach this fall:

Coach Peterson is keeping expectations for Grundy’s first baseball season at a fairly basic level:

The Panthers will open the season against Brashear, playing the Tigers at the field in Newtown at 7 o’clock on Tuesday, August 23rd. ┬áThe first significant test of the campaign, with multiple games planned for one day, will be at the East Harrison Tournament, on Saturday, August 27th in Ridgeway:

That is Grundy County R-5 baseball coach Alex Peterson.