Marshall County High School baseball season opens in March

Monday, February 13, 2017

By Allie Wood

Marshall County High School Junior

Take me out to the ball game! Our players and coaches here at Marshall County High School are excited and getting ready for the baseball season.

Our baseball team seems to have good prospects this season, which starts in March. Many of the players I have spoken with are very excited for the upcoming season, as well as their coaches.

“I am very excited about this season,” Coach Monk said. “I am very excited about it. I feel like we have a very good ball team, but I do realize that we play in the strongest district in the state of Tennessee, which means it will be very difficult. But, I feel like we will compete.”

The history of the team is also very rich. The team is as old as the school, and is proud to own 22 district titles, 21 Region Tournament crowns, and three AA Class State Championships, as well as multiple runner-ups. Also, Marshall County has advanced to state 12 different times, and won one regular season district title. Marshall County baseball has advanced to the region tournament three times, won one district championship, and reached sectional round playoffs. As you can see, baseball runs deep in Marshall County’s roots.

The community is very involved with the baseball team. Many students go out and support the team, and if you go, you’ll see that even in the rain, many still stay and watch. I’m one of their biggest fans. The community is very committed to supporting its schools sports in different ways, and with baseball, that means simply going to the game, cheering on the boys, and enjoying themselves.

This season appears to be a promising one. The first game is at home, here at Joe George field. We will be playing against Spring Hill on March 13, at 6:30 p.m. First games for any sport are important, but this is a district conference game, so the pressure is on to win.