News brief: Baseball season begins this spring

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Charlie Kephart

Peanuts and Cracker Jacks. “I enjoy baseball, and I have been playing for six years,” Kerin said. He anxiously awaits the start of the season.

It’s spring, which means Altoona Baseball season is starting again. Tryouts were held on the week of March 8.

 

Precautions are being taken due to COVID-19 such as the players wearing masks or social distancing. The season will last the entirety of Spring 2021, and there’s a new head coach, Duke Neatrour. 

“Tryouts were good,” said Tyler Kerin, an eighth grade player. “A lot of hard work and effort was put into making the team by those auditioning.” Kerin has been playing baseball for six years. 

 

“Altoona is doing pretty well dealing with spring sports during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Kerin said.  Altoona will continue to use as much caution as possible when handling sports and all extracurricular activities. Unless a spread of the virus begins, the season will continue as planned. There are two teams for the school: Maroon and White. The Maroon team kicks off the season on Thursday, April 1 while the White team begins on Tuesday, March 30.