Parker excited with Evart's baseball prospects



EVART -- One of the key players back from last season's Evart baseball team, which won Highland and district titles, is senior Parker Henry, who is back with this year's team.

"We had a great team," Henry said. "We were able to work together. We were close to each other. It was very happy."

Henry played outfield last year. He sees himself in the outfield again along with being the No. 3 pitcher behind No. 1 Danny Witbeck and No. 2 Justin O'Dell.

Henry pitched some last season but said the amount of his mound work was limited because of a shoulder injury.

"I don't have a particular strength," Henry said while adding his curveball might be his most effective pitch.

This season, Henry feels the most improved part of his pitching will be his control.

He's also hoping his hitting will be a strength.

"I hit most games," he said. "It hit a .350 average. I'm quite happy with it. I need to work on my batting during the offseason."

The Wildcats hope to resume the season soon.

"I feel it's a great team and can go very far," Henry said. "We're frustrated we don't have the time to practice (because of the coronavirus).

"We're looking to going far this year. We're looking to go to state.

Henry worked hard during the summer and fall on baseball.

"All year round I've been going," he said.