The Taos Baseball team has started the season 2-4, playing six games in ten days and finding depth in their roster while waiting for returning players to finish …
The Taos Baseball team has started the season 2-4, playing six games in ten days and finding depth in their roster while waiting for returning players to finish their basketball and hockey seasons. "We've had some eighth-graders, ninth-graders and sophomores produce," said head coach Miguel Quintana.
The team has eight starters returning from last year, and enough strong performances from young players that coach Quintana is waiting to see "who is game ready" when they get fully staffed. "All of our positions are open," he said. "We've had some young guys really step up."
Because of the weather, all of the teams' practice and prep have been in the gym and the weight room. "We're really deep in pitching," Quintana said. And thanks to the flat pens in the gym, the pitching has been "pretty good" in the early games of the season. "It help out our velocity," coach Quintana said.
Coach Quintana is eager to take on the newly assembled district, especially Los Alamos and Española, whom the Tigers enjoyed playing a decade ago with the old districting.
In April, when district games begin, Taos will host four double-headers, one with each district foe. "We're looking to take the district for sure," Quintana said.
"For the past five years we've been in the top 10 in state," Quintana said, and even with the reorganization of the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) classes, the Tigers aim to keep it that way.
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