Dowler anxious to get started

New coach hopes to get back to sectional title

Spring is here and that means that the spring sports are warming up and getting ready to go. One of those teams is the varsity baseball team, who is looking to make another sectional run this season.

The team is looking to improve on their play over what they did last season. Math teacher Dee Dowler is taking over the team from Aaron Kroll, who left to coach at Roncalli. Dowler was a standout baseball player during his time as a student here and sent seven years in the minor league before becoming a teacher.

In Dowler’s first year as coach of the baseball team, he looks to make big strides and get off to a good start on the year after they qualified in last years sectionals.

“My aspiration for this upcoming season is for our baseball team to play at a very high level. We need to not only compete, but beat the top teams in the state. That will only come with mental and physical preparation,” Dowler said.

Dowler has high goals for the team this season. Coach Dowler emphasized his goal to get the team to have confidence that in every game they have a chance to do good things and win.

“That will only come with mental and physical preparation. The players have been working very hard preparing for this season and now we need to get mentally tougher and believe that we can beat anyone,” Coach Dowler said.

One of Dowler’s points was that he want his team to be determined mentally and want them to continue to want to continue to get better as the season wears on.

The baseball team kicks off its season Tuesday at home against Avon. Dowler has  six varsity players returning hoping to be able to lead the team to a long productive season.