By Tyler Shurtz
Each year the Jimmie baseball team competes in a short fall season, this year playing seven games from mid-September to late October. The Jimmies posted a perfect 7-0 record, competing against Mayville State and Viterbo University twice and Valley City State three times.
Senior pitcher Jerome Byndloss said that the team’s main goal during the fall season is “to just get better every day and find ways to win each game.”
The short season is a way for coaches and players to evaluate and see where the team is at.
“This fall really showed how we can play well together as a team,” Byndloss said. “When one of our guys has his back against the wall, the rest of us will pick him up in any way possible.”
The Jimmies now head into their short offseason as they prepare for a longer spring season that begins Feb. 23.
Players and coaches are excited for what this team can bring, Byndloss said.
“I think we have a very good chance to compete in Lewiston, Idaho, for a national tournament, but first we want to take conference, get that banner and move on from there,” he said. “This team can do great things; we have the coaches and the talent we just have to trust the process.”