A Quick Six from Spring Sports Senior Josh Castleman

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Trinity senior Josh Castleman

Jack Ferree, Staff Reporter

Senior Josh Castleman, one of the leaders of the 28-1 baseball Rocks, signed with Lincoln Memorial University earlier in the year.  He discussed the talented Rocks and his goals for this season. 

Q: How have practices changed with COVID ?

A: COVID has changed more of the little things for practices than anything else. Other than wearing masks during practice, practices are pretty normal. The smaller things, like using the dugouts and locker room, have been more of a work in progress.

Q: Other than COVID, have you had any changes or restrictions this year?

A: This year our numbers for the team have overall been down a little bit. We also have a KHSAA restriction this year that we can only dress 21 guys per game, which is normally only a postseason rule. This affects the team in that we have less subs and less pitching for games but overall does not make that much of a change.

Q: How did summer AAU/Travel ball differ from the Trinity season?

I feel like our team is ready to make a run at the state championship. This year we have another deep roster with a lot of talent and the ability to make a deep run in the tournament.”

A: AAU/Travel ball to Trinity ball is not all that much different, besides having practices more often. For travel ball, most teams have players from around the region or even the country so they’re limited on practices. For Trinity ball, we practice five or six days a week, so this is a big change from what we are used to in the summers.

Q: What has been your mindset throughout this season?

A: This year we have been using the motto “play every day like it’s your last,” a lot thinking about last year and the season getting cancelled. This has made our team work our butts off each day hoping to win a state championship.

Q: With the tough schedule for this season, what team is the toughest?

A: McCracken County is a team we normally only see in the postseason.  They are year in and year out a great program and will be a good test for our team. I am excited for that matchup.

Q: How ready is this team to make run at a state title?

A: I feel like our team is ready to make a run at the state championship. This year we have another deep roster with a lot of talent and the ability to make a deep run in the tournament.