The Crimson Storm baseball team has entered the 2020 season with more promise than they’ve had in recent years. Coming off of a 9-34 season, there have been a lot of changes made.
Grant Ledbetter has taken the head coaching job after serving last year as an assistant coach. He has brought in a whole new coaching staff as well. Luke Yost has been brought in as the new assistant coach. He has spent the past two years as the head coach at Edmond Memorial after winning the 4A state championship as the head coach at Byng. Graduate assistants Preston Whitten and A.J. Deason have also joined. Both of them have just finished their playing careers at Rogers State University.
In addition to the staff changes, there have been significant changes to the roster. The current roster doesn’t include a single starter from last year. Those spots have been filled by new transfer students as well as freshmen.
The Crimson Storm will open up their season in a tournament on Jan. 31 in Cleburne, Texas in the Alpine Fresh 4 Him Classic. They will face Colorado Christian University, University of Mary, and Rogers State. The home opener will be the following weekend as the Crimson Storm host Oklahoma Panhandle State University in a three game series. The first game will be at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 7 followed by a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m.
The 2020 season looks to be very promising, and the new faces have brought a change to the culture of Southern Nazarene baseball.
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