While the flakes are still flying, the Logan High baseball team is getting geared up for a fresh start. With Shane Hansen, the new strength coach, already running workouts, the team is primed for a breakout season.
This year’s team, although fielding only a small amount of upperclassmen, is an experienced and talented squad. The underclassmen are experienced in competitive leagues and JV play. Coach Mike Hansen always runs a successful program that prides itself at being one of the most dominant home teams in the region.
Aidan Tueller is a do-it-all player on the field. Tueller played limited varsity last season, but performed well for the JV team, packing the stat sheet every game. Tueller can play nearly any position on the field and has a knack for knowing what to do in every situation. He is a vocal leader on and off the field, making him a great example for the large amount of underclassmen in the program. Tueller has been working hard in the weight room this off-season to prep for the season.
“I’m pumped for a great season, we should be pretty competitive,” Tueller said.
The team has developed a new workout regimen, with last year’s strength trainer Jeremy Strom stepping down, the new strength coach Shane Hansen did a great job of getting and keeping both the football and basketball teams in shape for the season. Hansen prides himself that his teams will never be outplayed in the 4th quarter.
“We may be losing the game, but we won’t lose the 4th quarter. No one will be as conditioned as LHS teams.” This has proved to be true so far this year.
Baseball will compete in 3A Region 11, playing Ridgeline, Bear River, Morgan, Ben Lomond, and Juan Diego. They will also play non-region games against in-valley rivals Mountain Crest and Sky View, who both always field talented squads.
Baseball is known as America’s favorite pastime, and watching a game under the lights is one of the activities that LHS students need to adopt as a favorite. We are excited to see where our Grizzlies can go this year.