Esko and South Ridge Baseball teams get creative indoors

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The beginning of spring sports continues to be held indoor for many teams including baseball teams as they are waiting to hit the diamond. The Esko baseball team got creative on Thursday and welcomed the Panthers of South Ridge High School for an afternoon scrimmage.

“Getting a chance to face somebody else’s pitchers other than our owns is really all its going to turn out to be. It’s really tough to simulate anything else then live at bats and that’s kind of the goal today is for South Ridge to be able to see our guys and us to see them,” said Esko Head Coach Ben Haugen.

Players like senior outfielder Cal Berglund are excited to see a different school name and different style of pitching and hitting in the gym. “It’s exciting because I’m competitive, our whole team is competitive and we know South Ridge is pretty good so we’re all happy to be hitting against other people other than ourselves and we’re all pretty excited.”

Both teams got in some warm-up drills before grabbing their bats and stepping into the cages to see what each one has been focusing on so far in the season.