West Lutheran Baseball Players Dig Field Out of Snow
Baseball players at one west Metro school took matters into their own hands in order to get back on the fields this spring.
Coach Steve Gurgel at West Lutheran High School had his Warrior varsity players out shoveling snow from the baseball diamond in Plymouth Monday afternoon. Gurgel said the near-record amount of snow and long, slow melt had forced his team to practice solely indoors so far this season.
“It’s just not really the way the game was meant to be played,” said Gurgel, who is in his second year at the school. “You’re in a cage, you never really get to see how far your hit goes. You can pitch a little bit but you never get to see how it goes against a live batter. We’re just really itching to give kids an opportunity to play the way it’s meant to be played.”
Gurgel said one of the team’s games this week has already been postponed until May, and the hope is if the team cleared the snow on Monday that the infield would be dry enough by next week to get out and practice on it.