Evart baseball team eyes summer action
EVART -- It was kind of baseball team, which Evart coach Josh Johnson admits comes "once in a lifetime." But he'll be anxious to see what he has next season.
The Wildcats won 31 games a year ago and broke a several-year streak of not having won conference or district titles.
The 2020 campaign seemed to be extremely promising. It's especially why Johnson and his players were disappointed the season was canceled from the coronavirus crisis. It's a squad which could have gone as far as the state semifinals, observers speculated.
"We were crushed," Johnson said. "It was so sad for those kids, especially the seniors. There's no good way to put it. I told the kids some day down the road in life, this is going to help you as a father...going through something like this, it's going to help them somewhere down the road."
There's still hope by Johnson and his players they'll be able to have some type of summer baseball.
"My thought is as soon as they let us start practicing, we'll have some optional practices a couple of days a week, get the kids in shape and try to get few games," Johnson said. "That's all I can do. That's what we're thinking here."
But Johnson, like others, are waiting to get the green light to play.
"The toughest thing I was telling someone the other day is your big schools expect to win a championship every year and if they don't, it's a huge letdown," Johnson said. "In our rural community, a team like this doesn't always come around."