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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • WHS freshmen baseball sweeps Rolla

  • After finishing an undefeated freshmen basketball season, Waynesville coach Dusty Weiskopf is off to a hot start again in the spring as his freshmen baseball squad swept Rolla in two five-inning games, 6-1 and 4-1, to open the season with an undefeated record once again. After Monday's twinbill, Weiskopf talked about his squad's success.
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  • WAYNESVILLE – After finishing an undefeated freshmen basketball season, Waynesville coach Dusty Weiskopf is off to a hot start again in the spring as his freshmen baseball squad swept Rolla in two five-inning games, 6-1 and 4-1, to open the season with an undefeated record once again. After Monday's twinbill, Weiskopf talked about his squad's success.
    Question: Though weather pushed back games until Monday, how were you were able to get your first couple wins tonight?
    Weiskopf: "We've had about a month of practice. The hardest thing with freshmen is you have to practice a lot, usually. Our program as a whole, [Coach] Scott [Turner] does a great job building this thing and this freshmen group is pretty salty in everything – football, baseball, basketball. I've said it before: the future looks bright here. They're a fun group and from where we were at a month-and-a-half ago, we've come a long way.
    Q: How was the team able to produce timely hits in both games Monday?
    Weiskopf: I tell [the team] if we can be aggressive, get on base, my philosophy is to make them make plays. We can put the pressure on and we had some good hits. Our speed and our quickness will really help us this year and, like I said, make them make plays – they're going to make a few. Tonight they made a few at the plate and that's the way it goes.
    Q: How would you assess your team's defensive play through the first two games?
    Weiskopf: Our pitchers do a really good job and those guys will play up a little bit. I thought as a whole we made some good plays and those were two good team wins.
    Q: At 2-0, you can't beat that.
    Weiskopf: (Laughing) You sure can't beat that.

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