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Amherst Baseball: Living up to a standard

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With the Amherst Falcons winning a state football title in November, then making another state appearance on the hardwood, the baseball team is expecting some of that success to carry over to the diamond.

"We're expecting a lot just with the success we've had in the other two sports," says senior pitcher, Chris Zblewski. "We could really put Amherst back on the map in yet another sport."

"We've heard people saying it's our turn and all that but I'm not really worried about it or letting it go to my head," says senior pitcher Alex Oliver. "We're just going to take it a game at a time."

Bill Schweitzer has coached the Falcons for the past 35 years and he says this year's squad has something he's never had before.

"Experience is a strength. Coming back we've got three seniors that have thrown quite a few innings for us, so that should definitely help us out."

Alex Oliver feels the same about the experience on the mound.

"I feel like our pitching is going to be crazy amazing. I've pitched since I was a freshman, Ryan Makuski pitched since his freshman year, as well as Chris Zblewski. We also have a lot of younger guys."

"Just the fact that we've been there. We know that we've got a great defense behind us so we don't have to overwork," says Zblewski.

With snow still covering every home plate in Central Wisconsin, the Falcons are getting anxious to finally get on the field.

Oliver raves, "I feel like it's taking forever and now that we've been hit with such a long winter, I just cannot wait to hit that field."

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