North Hills Baseball Prepares for Upcoming Season

Giana Cutenese, Staff Writer

The North Hills Baseball Team is already preparing on and off the field for their upcoming spring season. Their preseason work has been in the cages, at Martorelli Stadium and on the field in preparation for their approaching competition. 

The team’s practices vary, but they tend to dial in on certain skills per practice. Recently they have been focusing on live at bats and communication work. These drills help team unity while also increasing the ability of each and every player. Pedrosky said the team is “trying to get outside as much as possible with this beautiful weather and get as many live swings as possible”. Tryouts begin the week of March 6th, and around 30 boys is the expected turnout. Coach Pedrosky says “there are 12 returning players and between 35-40 between varsity and jv players expected to tryout .”

Head coach, Jonathan Pedroksy, has high expectations for the upcoming season. Pedrosky thinks preseason is “going good. We have good numbers. We have a very nice variety of lower classmen and upperclassmen”.

Though he has set a high bar for the season, he does not doubt the competition. In past years North Hills’ rival has been Shaler and it seems to stay consistent. Pedrosky says that “Shaler is [our] biggest rival. They  probably have a draft pick this year, and are returning most of their starting lineup.” 

The team is excited to travel to Myrtle Beach, where they will be taking on some tough competitors prior to school ball beginning. Coach seems to have high hopes for the trip. He says, “We are playing a couple Jersey teams. It will test us early. It’s always good to get kids together for camaraderie, as long as we can stay out of trouble.” 

As the season is quickly approaching the boys are eagerly awaiting their first matchup. While the Indian’s first home opener will be held at No Offseason Sports in Tarentum on March 29, their  first home game at Herb Field will be April 3rd at 4pm against New Castle.