It’s a New Season!

It's a New Season!

The Out-of-Door Academy baseball team has undergone a huge change from last season. With a new coach, some new players, and a better team morale, the season has been going better then ever. With a 12-3 record ODA continues to surprise bigger and better schools. Why is ODA baseball doing much better this year? Is it the new coach? The new players? Or just the simple fact that the players are more relaxed?

The new coach, Tim Orlasky, decided to change up the old team routine with some new rules and some new goals. Longer practices with much more conditioning were implemented as well as more individual work. A major goal coach had was to make it as state champions.

Jeremy Luna, Junior, said, “We do a lot of individual work. Our outfielders take around 30 fly balls each a practice”

“I like it… it makes us better” said Jeremy.

Coach Orlasky previously coached at Venice high school and brought a lot of his methods to the Out-of-Door. Venice high school has been state champions in baseball the past two years.

Last year much of the ODA players played in fear of making a mistake. This year most of the players have seemed to break out of their shell. Players have been taking more risk and making the plays thought to be impossible.

Coach Orlasky said “I’m very impressed with the way our team has been playing lately. I have no doubt if we keep up this intensity we will make it too states.”

The baseball team is on a 9 game win streak and continues to roll on.