Rockets Looking To Improve
The Rocket baseball team has some very promising attributes this season as they look to improve their offense, defense, and pitching. The Rockets are looking to have an improved record this season after their underwhelming 6-15 record last year. The Rockets will have several new varsity players this season including Jarrett Jones, Blake Struble, Colton Roberts, Scotty Carr, Chase Williamson, and Cameron Mock in addition to the six returning varsity players including Landon Rutledge, Chase Green, Jayden Jones, Cameron Jewell, Kyle Howerton, and Cooper Nace. This team is hungry for this season and the Rockets are looking to do some damage this year. Senior Outfielder Chase Green said, “We have a lot of young guys and I’m looking forward to helping them and winning a lot of games.” Senior Landon Rutledge said, “I am looking forward to have a lot of fun during my senior season; I have a lot of great teammates and I’m looking forward to winning some games with them.” In regard to the upcoming season, Head Coach Scott Carr said, “Our team is a very young but determined group who are led by three returning seniors in Chase Green, Kyle Howerton, and Landon Rutledge and one junior in Jayden Jones. After graduating several starters from the class of 2021, we are expecting our returning varsity players to work well beside those players moving up from the JV level. Jayden Jones is our top returning pitcher along with Landon Rutledge. The makeup of the rest of our pitching staff will be young. We as a whole must improve greatly on the defensive end and be more productive throughout our batting line up. We return Senior Chase Green who had an outstanding defensive/offensive campaign during the 2021 season. Again, many young guys are working hard and motivated to get the program moving in the right direction.” This year could be a turnaround year for the Rockets. Ironically, the Rockets kick off their 2022 season on Thursday, March 24th by hosting state ranked Buhler, who ended the Rocket’s 2021 season with an extra innings 3-2 win at the 2021 4A Regional Tournament.