High hopes for baseball next year

Catherine Liu , Staff Writer

Despite a league record  of 1-14, head coach Jon Hurst, continues to have a positive outlook for the Diamond Bar High School baseball team and the upcoming year.

“We’re very young so we have a lot of opportunity for growth,” Hurst said about his roster.
Other than a close victory over Ayala, 5-4, the Brahmas have lost every other game in the league. However, the team has had some close matches including an away loss at South Hill, 6-4, against Claremont, 6-5 and 3-1 against Glendora.

According to Hurst, the Brahmas have gained needed experience from the games this season.

“They learned how to handle the moment and how to compete even when the situation seems like it might be a little overwhelming, which is probably the biggest thing they will be able to take away this year,” Hurst said.

Sophomore William Lombard, one of the team’s top hitters, acknowledged the struggle that the team had and sees room for improvement.

“I learned that all of us as a team need to work harder to keep up with the competition,” Lombard said.

Although three of the team’s pitchers are seniors, Hurst said that it will not be a problem since the team will be backed up with three returning juniors and the expected help from freshman and junior varsity pitchers.

“The sky is really the limit moving forward because we are very talented and as long as we have the opportunity to grow together, then I’m not really too concerned,” Hurst said.