Race set to for senior season as pitcher for Wildcats


EVART — Andrew Race is a senior on Evart’s baseball squad this season and is looking for his third year on the varsity to be his best.

“Our team’s been doing good,” he said. “We have really good pitching. We’re working on our improvements right now with new players.”

Race has been pitching for two seasons.

“I’ve been pitching pretty good,” he said. “I had 85 strikeouts last year. I was an all-conference pitcher.”

Race practiced the sport and worked out in the weight room. He played football during the fall but had time in the winter to work on baseball.

“I’m throwing a lot better than I did last year,” Race said. “I’m throwing it accurately and faster. I’ll throw more strikes this year than I did last year.”

When he’s not pitching, Race is able to play every position except catcher.

“I have a good arm,” he said. “When I don’t play infield I play outfield.”

His batting average was .333 last season. “This year I’m going to go higher than that,” he said.

Like any player, Race is anxious for the weather to allow athletes to get outdoors this spring. The Wildcats hope to be able to play prior to spring break.

“We’re looking pretty good, better than last year,” he said. “We have more experienced players. We have speed. We have strength. We have defense.”