Evart freshman shows promise after first season

EVART  — Josh Dorn has been getting in valuable experience for Evart’s baseball team this season as a freshman.

Dorn has played third base for the Wildcats.

Defensive lapses is one thing Evart has been working to avoid.

“We did all right,” Dorn said after one game. “But we had lot of errors.”

He’s a freshman and the challenges on the varsity are obviously huge. But Dorn didn’t mind taking that extra step.

“It’s good to get some experience,” he said. “It’s quicker.”

Offensively, Dorn wants to improve his bat.

“My hitting hasn’t been that great this year,” he said. “I just have to heal from an injury I had. I hurt something in my hip the first game.”

Third base has been a key position for Dorn. He’s confident in his throwing arm to first base. He’s also able to stop the ball. Dorn also saw some action on the mound.

“I throw OK,” Dorn said, adding that his fastball has been his best pitch. A highlight was how he pitched a game against McBain

“We can’t lose focus,” he said.

The Wildcats ended their season this week at the Beal City district. But Dorn and his teammates will also be playing summer baseball against local teams to get ready for the 2016 season.