Staff Writer/Dyllan Borer
The Kayhi Kings baseball team will kick off their season this weekend in Sitka in their annual southeast pre-season tournament. This will be the first games for the Kings since 2019.
The Kings are down four pitchers going into a five game weekend.
Coach Andy Bernston said they are using this tournament to see where we are at as a team and figure out the best lineup for our conference games.
“We haven’t seen live pitching in almost two years,” said Coach Bernston. “We just need game reps.”
Senior Tyler Slick can’t wait to get out there and play after missing last season.
“I’m excited that I get to play with this group of guys again in a kayhi uniform after having to take almost two years off,” said Slick.
Five of Kayhi’s players played on Gamers baseball based in Anchorage over their high school career. While baseball is only a spring sport in Ketchikan, they got to travel to Florida and play a couple times a year.
Junior Dylan Nedzwecky said he’s grateful to have had the opportunity to get better and play competitive ball in the off season with some of his high school teammates.
“I expect us to be really good,” said Nedzwecky. “We have a good team full of upperclassmen that have been here and played together for a long time and a lot of talent.”
2:45 p.m.- Juneau Douglas
5:00 p.m. – Thunder Mountain
12:15p.m. – Sitka
2:30 p.m. – Juneau Douglas
7:00 p.m. – Thunder Mountain