Sunday, November 23, 2014

WF looks to gain experience

By Greg Mast/Herald Sports Editor | 7/25/2014

POMONA — The West Franklin Legion baseball program has done a lot of nice things, but the players have been inconsistent this summer playing in the KABA.

The West Franklin squad took its lumps, but is ready to take strides for next year after the season ended Wednesday with a 12-4 loss to Paola in the Zone 6 Tournament in Pomona.

POMONA — The West Franklin Legion baseball program has done a lot of nice things, but the players have been inconsistent this summer playing in the KABA.

The West Franklin squad took its lumps, but is ready to take strides for next year after the season ended Wednesday with a 12-4 loss to Paola in the Zone 6 Tournament in Pomona.

“They are young,” West Franklin coach Danny Homer said. “The game of baseball you have to have everybody out. You need all your athletes when you are in a small community. I have confidence in the team.

“We have to clean things up. They have to play a lot of baseball to limit the errors and become good hitters. A lot of them have not played enough baseball yet. It is tough.”

One way to get more experience is to play more.

“I have quite a few going to play fall ball,” Homer said. “They really need that. That is a good group of kids. There are bright things. We have to put the bright spots together, compete and have some fun. Losing is not fun.

“They will keep fighting.”

West Franklin has a good core group of players which will be seniors in high school. Homer, who has been coaching that age group for awhile, said there is about a dozen of those players.

West Franklin looks to close the gap against teams such as Wellsville and Paola.

“We were behind the ball to start,” Homer said. “We competed for a little while.”

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