Bulldogs have sights set on the conference tournament

Graphic courtesy of Evan Hughes

Graphic courtesy of Evan Hughes

As the snows starts to disappear and the end of the semester approaches, Bulldog Baseball will look to string together some wins as they continue their homestand.

The team has started this season off a little slower than usual and are currently sitting at 4-12. However, team captain Eric Yachinich thinks they can turn it around.

“I think we just need to have a complete game from all three facets [pitching, offense, defense]... Once we do that I think we will get our confidence back and hopefully get on a winning streak,” said Yachinich.

Photo courtesy of Drew Smith

Photo courtesy of Drew Smith

The Bulldogs also have yet to play a game in Bulldog Park due to the wet conditions.

So until the field dries, the team is currently playing all of their home games over on the turf at NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior.

They will look to capitalize on the home field advantage in the upcoming six home games played against Winona State and Sioux Falls.

The rest of the games will consist of opponents coming from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) and are all teams the Bulldogs must perform well against if they want to make it to the conference tournament.  

A couple of players to keep an eye on as the Bulldogs enter the last month of the regular season are sophomore Liam Blaschko coming out of the bullpen and sophomore outfielder Henry George.

As for season goals for the team, Yachinich said they have their sights set on a couple.

“First off we have the goal of being conference champs, but we need to make the conference tournament first and then after that you never know what could happen… We like to take it one game at a time,” said Yachinich.

A good recipe for success if they want to turn things around.