Zionsville Times Sentinel

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April 2, 2014

Eagles baseball ready for season to start

The Zionsville baseball team has been hard at work under first-year head coach Jered Moore. The Eagles start their season April 1 at Carmel and will look to improve on last year's first-round sectional exit. "Practice has been going great," Moore said. "We have some great senior leadership on the team. It has been tough not being able to get outside as much as we want but every team around here has had that problem." The Eagles have practiced all over Zionsville to get ready for the season. Because of the weather, the Eagles have practiced on the football field, in the gym, on the practice field and on the diamond. Moore said wherever the team has practiced, they have embraced it and tried to get better. "The biggest adjustment is for the hitters," Moore said. "They aren't getting many opportunities to see live pitching. They have to adjust from seeing soft toss in the cage to live pitching. We also have to adjust to the size of the diamond once we get outside. Hopefully it doesn't take to long to get used to." This is Moore's first year as head coach after being an assistant for the previous three seasons. Moore said the kids have adjusted well to the transition. "I think the biggest differences have been for me," Moore said. "The kids have responded well. Coach (John) Zangrilli did a lot of great things here and has made it easier to take over. The kids know how to work hard and we are continuing that." For more of this story, read the April 2 edition of the Times Sentinel.

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