HS Baseball: Grand Junction Growing

Grand Junction baseball may not have gotten a win in the Bill Fanning Memorial Classic, but the Tigers are taking away the positives from last weekend.

Grand Junction was shutout in the season opener against Horizon, but then put up seven runs in the next game against Rampart, and closed out the classic holding Rock Canyon to just four runs in that loss.

The Tigers graduated 12 seniors from last year's 20 man roster, so the team expects some adjusting early in the season with the mix of under and upperclassman.  The Tigers said things are going in the right direction, even if it doesn't show in the win column right away.

"First couple of games we were watching a lot of good pitches go by," senior infielder Mason Naramore said.  "We weren't really being aggressive. The last couple of games we were fighting off pitches, having better at bats, better base running, just all around a better game."

"From game one to game three it was a drastic difference from our mentality, our mindset going in," Head Coach Justin Little said.  "Seeing that in the guys in just the first three games was encouraging. Even though we didn't win, seeing that going forward. If they can grow on that, I will be very happy."

The Tigers travel to Littleton on Wednesday. First pitch is at 4 p.m.


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