The North Dakota high School Baseball Season is days away from starting.
It may not feel like spring but players are ready to take the field.
In Century's first outdoor practice of the season-- temperatures didn't get out of the 30's but that didn't bother anyone out there.Being couped up in a gym until now-- Co- Head Coach Kent Schweigert made sure his players weren't too hard on their arms.He says he's watching for the fundamentals out on the turf.
KENT SCHWEIGERT/ CO-HEAD COACH CENTURY Right now we're doing some soft toss to look at their swings and earlier we take a look at their foot work when we were taking some infield. I wasn't real concerned about the first day out throwing the arms I told them take it easy on your arms we don't want to throw our arms out today, so I was working on a lot of positioning on fielding balls and footwork and stuff.
After losing 3 starting pitchers-- they'll look for some new faces to have strong outtings on the mound this year.
The Patriots kick off their season Friday at home.
While it might be a little chilly -- Schweigert says it's always exciting for the team to get going on opening day.
SCHWEIGERT: It's nothing like spring you know opening day. It's like major league baseball opening day and the same thing with high school. When we get outside and the weather gets nice there's nothing like being out at the ballpark throwing the ball around.
Century is scheduled to play Friday at home against West Fargo.
They're hoping Municipal Ballpark will be ready in time.