The Portage Collegiate Trojans baseball team's season is underway.
PCI began the season at home last night in a doubleheader against the Garden Valley Zodiacs. The first contest resulted in a 14-0 loss but the Trojans played much better in the following game, falling 9-5.
Third baseman Alex Van Deynze says it was just nice to be back out on the diamond.
"It's always good playing with all of your friends and getting out here as soon as we can," Van Deynze explains. "Playing ball is always fun."
With this being their first outing of the year, Van Deynze and the rest of the squad know they have some things to work on moving forward.
"Improving our fielding would be good. We had a couple of errors but we haven't even had a practice (outside) yet," Van Deynze continues. "Once we have practice, we should be good there."
Despite losing in the second game, the Trojans were much more competitive and unlocked their offence.
"Well, we hit the ball in that game. I think we only had a couple of hits in the first one. Our pitching was really good too in the second game."
Van Deynze believes if they can replicate what they did in the back half of the doubleheader, they should be able to get those wins back tomorrow in Sanford against the Sabres.