Cougars putting heart into season
Published 7:18 am Monday, February 8, 2010
By By Chandler Myers
With the beginning of the 2010 baseball season a little more than two weeks away, the Escambia Academy Cougars are giving all they have to make sure they are prepared for their opening day doubleheader against the Southern Cougars.
Under the leadership of first-year head coach Josh Daugett, the Cougars are looking to finish atop the AISA.
Daugett said practices have been going well despite several rainy days.
The Cougars are adding in things every day, but basic fundamentals have been the key.
Daugett said he wants his players to have those fundamentals and workouts, so they have the best chance to compete. He added that scrimmages are also involved to get the Cougars focused on games.
As for attitudes and spirit, the Cougars are excited about putting in work to be prepared for the season.
Daugett said he has been pleased with all the effort that he has seen from his players, and added he hopes it carries into the season.
Positions are not set for the Cougars at this point with players being moved to several different spots on the field.
Daugett said he wants most of his players comfortable in more than one position, so defensive match ups can be favorable.
When it comes to team goals, the Cougars are looking for a championship, but not after the first game.
Daugett said he does not want his team to look ahead.
The EA Cougars host Southern Academy on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m.