Glen Lake Looks to Carry on Winning Tradition
MAPLE CITY – A season ago, the Glen Lake baseball program completed its third straight 30-win campaign and captured its fifth consecutive district championship – both school records.
The Lakers hope that tradition lives on this spring.
“We all feel like we have a responsibility to the guys that came before us,” Glen Lake coach Kris Herman said. “Whether they be coaches or players, we have a responsibility to those guys. The coaches that were here before, they’ll ask how the kids are doing. The alumni will email a lot and ask how the team’s looking. They’re all very supportive."
The Lakers replace their top two pitchers from last season and will rely on a deeper pitching staff this spring, looking at all-state shortstop Jared Jackson to be a leader on the mound, while Nick Apsey and Jacob Penny anchor the lineup.
With a solid group returning, Glen Lake looks to add more hardware to its already storied program.
“We just want to add onto the tradition of Glen Lake baseball, which is just playing good baseball and working hard,” Penny said. “We’ve been doing our best no matter what. We obviously want to win and play our hardest.”
The Lakers open their season Monday, hosting Northwest Conference foe Mesick.