Evart senior bidding for huge season at three positions

EVART — Evart’s baseball team will be relying on players like senior Andrew Bengry to pursue the Wildcats’ quest for a winning season.

A highlight for Bengry came early in the season against Reed City when he pitched more than five scoreless innings to pace the Wildcats to victory.

“I threw all fastballs and two offspeed pitches, Bengry said, recalling that game. “The key was just clear my mind and throw the ball.”

Throughout the season, Bengry expects to be mostly at pitching, catching and playing middle infield.

As a pitcher, “my strength is probably placement,” he said, adding that as a catcher. “I can throw it down pretty well. As midinfielder, I make the plays.”

Bengry is hoping for a .280 to .300 batting average this season.

Bengry has been on varsity more than three years. His average has usually been low .200s.

“I have to be more aggressive at the plate,” he said. 

Evart is at Glen Lake on Tuesday.

“It’s been a little rough these first few games,” Bengry said. “I think right now, our strength is defense.”