Hopes high for Bonner Springs baseball


Senior Cameron Bellm is an integral asset coming off last year with a .241 opponent batting average

Another baseball season is starting up and expectations are high.

Coming off their most successful season in ten years, with a record of 14-7, the Braves are hoping to have another winning season and to get to state.  Last year their run was cut short with a first round loss to Bishop Miege.

The squad has lost five seniors, including Andrew Stephens and Solomon Young, who were both first-team, all-KVL selections..  This year’s seniors and juniors will have to pick up where they left off.

“I’m excited about the season and think we have the talent to take the next step to state,” said junior Klayton Coffman.

Unfortunately, injuries have already become a problem for the team with two of the top pitchers, Cameron Bellm and Russell Simmons, being questionable for the first game against Basehor on March 27.

Even with the injuries, however, the team now has a taste for winning and has a burning desire to go further than last year. With the amount of talent that is coming up in the junior class, coupled with this year’s seniors who helped push the team to the great season they had last year, the future looks bright for Braves baseball.