Warrior outfielder anxious for breakout season

Jaycob Sharp

REMUS — Senior Jaycob Sharp and his Chippewa Hills Warriors baseball team got out to a 2-0 start last week with a pair of 5-1 victories over Gladwin.

They’re anxious to return to the diamond which hasn’t been easy after a week of poor weather.

Sharp is a returning outfielder for the Warriors, who lost in the district semifinals last season.

“I started most of the year but didn’t bat too well,” he said. “I want to do better this year. I need to be more disciplined at the plate and be more aggressive, and hit when people are in scoring position.”

Sharp has confidence in his arm as an outfielder. “My glove is getting there,” he said.

The key to success will be “our old guys hitting well when the young guys aren’t, and when the young guys are hitting well to have the older guys keep them up.”

The defense will need to limit the errors, especially against talented Central State Activities Association Gold Division teams like Big Rapids, Fremont and Reed City, Sharp said.

Weather permitting the Warriors are home on Saturday against Bay City Central in a twinbill. They host Tri County on Tuesday.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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