Evart baseball will rely on Garrett Johnson

Garrett Johnson

EVART — Garrett Johnson is among the reasons Evart’s baseball team hopes to be a contender in the Highland Conference this season.

The Wildcats completed two weeks of practice on Friday and are now in spring break.

It’s Johnson’s senior season. This will be his third varsity season.

Last season’s highlights included sweeping arch-rival Pine River. He’s hoping to bounce back for a stronger season individually.

Johnson is set to be a catcher again this season. His arm is his strength.

“I’m working at getting better at blocking every ball,” Johnson said.

Calling pitches, he said, will either be done by himself or his dad and coach, Josh Johnson.

“I didn’t hit too well last year but hopefully I’ll hit better this year,” Garrett Johnson said. “For me, it’s a matter of having better posture.”

Evart opens the season at home on April 2 against Roscommon. The Wildcats will be at Vestaburg on April 4.

“We’ve got a couple people back from injuries,” Johnson said. “Beal City, and maybe Pine River, should be good.”

 

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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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