Evart senior was excited with softball prospects
EVART - Evart baseball coach Josh Johnson was looking forward to the contributions he was likely to get from many of his baseball players this season.
This includes senior Nolan Rohen.
The coronavirus canceled the spring sports season, and players like Rohen won't get the chance to see what they could have done for a team which won 31 games last year.
"Nolan Rohen is a returning senior on our squad," Johnson said. "Nolan's biggest asset is his speed. He is super fast. If he's on first base, he will soon be on second base. Nolan is also a pretty good outfielder. He will be competing for a starting spot in the outfield. I like what Nolan gives us at the plate. A left-handed batter with speed gives you a lot of options."
Rohen had played four years of high school baseball and overall since he was able to walk. He had played on the junior varsity level two seasons and this was going to be his second varsity campaign. He also spent some time with the junior varsity last season since the JV squad had a lack of numbers.
If there had been a season, Rohen would have been an outfielder who possesses good speed and a strong arm.
At the plate, Rohen was hoping to hit around .300.
"The key is mainly keeping your eye on the ball and have confidence," he said.
Rohen also played football for Evart. But during the offseason, he and other players put in an extensive amount of work with Johnson to get ready for the season.
When the news came the season was canceled, "it was very disappointing," Rohen said. "We had high hopes. We had pitching and a couple of fast guys. We had a little bit of everything."
Rohen said he'll miss "being with the guys on the field."
Rohen is considering playing baseball at Mid Michigan College.