“He’s very good with the bat,” VanScyoc said. “He can bunt, he’s a good contact hitter. There are a lot of possibilities with him.”
Dieterich plans to feature a variety of offensive skill sets this season with the Maroons’ solid balance. Due to a roster that is capable of playing small ball and going deep, VanScyoc says he is looking at all the possibilities to generate the most amount of runs for his team.
“We’ve got a bunch of kids that are good contact hitters and can spray it all over the field,” he said. “Some kids can lay bunts down too, we’re going to take a look at all facets of the game, there isn’t one thing that we’re not going to use. We’re going to have to try different things to get runs on the board.”
Hopefully, the Movin’ Maroons will get these runs early, as VanScyoc said his team is looking to be the aggressor in early stages of games.
“We need to get some runs on the board early,” VanScyoc said, “and get the tone set for us instead of letting the other team set the tone.”
Dieterich will look to first set the tone on March 19 when the Maroons take on Oblong. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.
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