Bearden baseball will rely on senior leadership for successful 2023 season


Tammy Kregel

Brooks Wright, Aiden Tipton, and Kyle Moss get ready for a home game.

Baseball season is underway, and Bearden is ready to play after long pre-season preparations. 

The Bulldogs won four of their five games over spring break, and they travel to rival West on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

With a large senior class, leadership has been a vital focus for this team. Senior infielder and pitcher Brady Frederick believes being a friend to the underclassmen is the best way to lead.

“I think the younger kids look up to the older guys who they are able to talk to and communicate with,” Frederick said. “We just want to get the season off the right way by playing as a team.”

Not only working on the social aspect, the Bulldogs have been putting in the effort at practices to improve. Junior Riley Mahan knows competition will be tough, and the team has worked hard to be ready for that level of difficulty.

“Our district will be one of the best in the state this year,” Mahan said. “We practice six days a week, two to three hours a day, and we’ve been putting a lot of work in to get ready for this season.” 

To meet the standard, the team has set goals for their season. 

“One of our goals is to get to the state championship, but we know that is not always possible so we are going one game at a time,” Frederick said. “Our team has a good shot if we don’t get ahead of ourselves.”