So far so good for the Bullpups as they start the season at 2-0 after beating Wichita Collegiate High School and Andover High School.
A lot has transpired during that the Triangular series. That includes Trey Hanken pitching a no-hitter, getting a double-digit lead early, and Dylan Werries putting up four RBIs. You can tell this Bullpups team is exciting to watch.
"We just need to get better every single day. If this team can throw a lot of strikes and keep winning on defense, it will be a great opportunity to win some big games," Bullpups head coach Heath Gerstner said.
A young but experienced team, Gerstner didn't know what to expect going into their opening series. He even said that he was anxious before the start of the first pitch. However, he was pleased with the high energy his players brought, and they are going to need that same energy when they face their rivals Buhler High School coming up.
"I was anxious going into this game. First double-header, we didn't know who we really had. We put through them quite a month of March. A lot of practice and training. After the last two games, I was able to sleep better at night,” Gerstner said.
The mindset going into this season is more of a mental game than physical. Other than bringing experience into the season, the Bullpups energy and having fun play a factor in why they are having early success so far.
"I think out of any team I've been on, we're the most mentally tough. We're a fun group of guys who love each other. We're like a family here," senior Gunner Reiss said.
McPherson focuses their attention on Buhler. Last season, due to bad weather conditions, both rivals weren’t able to face off, leading to a one-year hiatus.
"I'm looking for a high energy game because they are looking to beat us. It's going to be a fun and exciting game," Reiss said.
The Bullpups are full of confidence and momentum, it's no question for them that they believe that can win it all this year.
"I think we could be pretty good if we just keep up with our energy. Every game when we're energizing the dugout, talking throughout the game, we could be very lethal,” Werries said.
McPherson will play at Buhler on April 2. First pitch will be at 4 p.m.
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