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HS baseball team transitions to ball field


March 28, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Thomas Durkin hustles to catch a ground ball hit by assistant coach Eric Hoff.

The Petersburg High School baseball team began practicing on the ball field on Monday as their first game of the season approaches on April 19, in Ketchikan.

For the past few weeks, the team, which is made up of 19 players, has been practicing in the Parks and Rec gym. A batting cage and pitching machine was pulled out to focus on hitting, conditioning and building arm strength. On the ball field, the pitching machine will be used to shoot baseballs approximately 100 feet into the air to allow outfielders to practice tracking the ball in the air. Head coach Jim Engell and assistant coach Er...

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