Top Ranked Baseball Rocks Start off Season Hot

Top Ranked Baseball Rocks Start off Season Hot

High school baseball is in full swing after a long winter, and the baseball Shamrocks are loaded with talent. After a promising 33-7 season, the Trinity baseball team has earned the number one spot in the high school baseball rankings for the state of Kentucky.

This year, the Rocks return eight seniors who look to play a big role on this year’s team. Along with that, the team has seven college commits on the roster and expect more to come.

Following the loss to St X in the seventh region tournament last season, the Rocks are looking to start the season off hot.

Nick Parrish is currently in his second season as an assistant coach but is no stranger to the Trinity baseball program. He graduated from Trinity in 2018 as a player for Head Coach, Rick Arnold. When asked about this year’s team, and what makes them special, Coach Parrish said, “I’d say it’s just the chemistry. I think this group of guys is as close or closer than any group I’ve ever been around. Everything they do on and off the field is together.”

Throughout the off-season the coaching staff has also seen the seniors step up to help the talented, younger group of players. Parrish said, “Strength-wise, I’d say our leadership has grown a lot. We have eight seniors that have really stepped up and kind of taken charge of this team. And I mean, Coach Arnold always says player-led teams win championships.”

Caleb Ricks, a junior outfielder and University of Louisville commit, is another returning player who expects a big role this season. Throughout the off-season, Ricks has learned from the seniors, while stepping into a leadership role of his own. When asked about his senior teammates, Ricks said, “They’re just being good leaders, helping us with anything we need, and they’re also fun to watch, just a good group.”

With all the talent and returning guys on this year’s team, the Rocks are looking to get back on track with the 2021 team who brought home the first Baseball State Championship to Trinity. Coach Parrish said, “The goal would be holding the trophy on June 15th in Lexington.”

The Rocks will face a difficult schedule facing top teams across Kentucky, along with multiple out of state powerhouses. However, the Rocks have leadership, talent, and depth that will make this team dangerous well into the postseason.

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