Posted Date: 03/31/2023
“Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of
the pitcher” ~ Ty Cobb
Hey Batter, Batter, Swing Batter!! Stanton County Jr/Sr High School added a new sport
this spring season and their first game was held at South Western Heights on Tuesday, March
23rd 2023 with a double header between Minneola and SWH. They were all pretty nervous, but
sharp looking in their uniforms, as they loaded the bus up, driven by a proud Bobbie Seger, to
head out to their first game of the season.
“I was really proud of how the boys performed given that it was the first game of our
season. The one thing we preached before the start of the game was ‘Fundamental Baseball’.
We knew that if we put together some hits and fielded to the best of our ability that we would be
in it. As heartbreaking as the 1-point loss was, it was nothing to hang our heads over. Our boys
battled through adversity and inexperience, to show Minneola exactly what Stanton County
Baseball was,” said Coach Cory Carruth.
“In a cold, muddy, and windy game, our boys toughed out the elements to battle the
second game against Southwestern Heights. The first half of the game was as perfect a
defensive outing as we could have asked for. Two double plays and an excellent triple from our
freshman 2nd baseman Eduardo Rodriguez had us in the game. Unfortunately the weather,
fatigue from the first game, and some costly errors resulted in Heights scoring 7 in the 5th inning
and we were unable to bring it back, but besides the inning, the team performed really well for
having just lost a 1 run game.” said Coach Carruth.
The Trojan’s played their third game in Lakin with another double header with Lakin and
“Down 6-2 at the top of the 7th, we need our bats to come alive. Coach Parks and I talked to
the team right after the end of the 6th. We told them ‘sticks’, which is a word we associate with
hits. The team showed up in full force, ending the inning 6-7 and a chance to close it out. The
sleet, snow, hail, wind, and cold weather showed up around the 2nd inning and continued the
entire game, but didn’t seem to phase our boys. The mid 9th inning, we held an 11-7 lead, but
were not able to close it out. Even though we fell 12-11, another 1 run game shows that our
team will fight to the end,” concluded Coach Carruth.
“Our pitchers are good pitchers, like Grant, Dondo and Juan. I think they are our greatest
strength and we have a good defense. We just need to work on our batting!” quoted junior Sam
The Trojan Baseball team is coached by Tyson Parks, Cory Carruth and Edwin Rivas.
Photos by Darci Batterton.
Back Row: L-R, Coach Tyson Parks, Jair Martinez, Grant Hines, Sam Erhlich, Juan Toral,
Ronnie Andrade, Ian Floyd, Kyler Crane, Gerardo Robles, Bryan Callajas, Gael Munoz, Juan
Aleman, Juan Rodriguez, Coach Edwin Rivas, Manager Ashely Rivas, Coach Cory Carruth.
Front Row: L-R, Diego Rodriguez, Marvin Munoz, Alexis Solis, Alvin Solis, Eduardo Rodgriguez
and Anthony Martinez.
Bus Driver Bobbie Seger