Rudyard Aims to Make Another Deep Postseason Run in Baseball

RUDYARD – The seniors at Rudyard this year are no strangers to big games. In the last year and a half, the school’s softball team has reached the state championship game and the football and boys basketball teams have reached the state semifinals.

A handful of seniors on those football and boys basketball teams are on the Bulldogs’ baseball team this spring as well.

After reaching the regional championship game last baseball season, the Bulldogs are hoping to make another deep postseason run.

“It’s a good group of guys that have had success in multi-sports. They’ve made it to the final four in football. They’ve made it to the final four in basketball. Baseball is kind of like the final piece,” said Rudyard head baseball coach Billy Mitchell.

With the basketball team reaching the state quarterfinals again this year, the Bulldogs got a bit of a late start to practicing with the full team.

“Last year we had an extended basketball season just like this year. So we’re a little behind the curve but we’ve got guys coming in willing to work. Last year’s seniors did a great job and these guys are stepping right into their spot,” said senior EJ Suggitt.

“We really haven’t had very many practices as a whole quite yet but we want to be better in June than we are right now. That’s the main goal,” said sophomore Cameron Peterson.

Rudyard lost three seniors from last year’s baseball team.

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