DHS baseball crutched by youth

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Senior pitcher Marquise Zeno pitches to a batter in a home game earlier this season.

The DHS baseball team 3-10 had some growing pains this year according to head coach Jay Dykes, which stemmed from having such a young roster. However the team is only losing two seniors this year and the inexperienced roster developed into a veteran group for next year.

“Next year we should return seven or eight guys who’ve had solid playing time,” Dykes said. “We are already in the process of lining up some camps and other fall ball leagues to try to get them a little more experience for next year. And hopefully that’ll help.”

As for this season, the Tigers knew they would have a difficult district schedule, but Dykes said despite that the team could have done a few things better.

Dykes said he saw some young kids that are playing for the first but turned out to real producers for the team. He said especially in brothers Jeremy and Jamal Jones.

“Jeremy turned out to be one of our better hitters with an average right around .400,” Dykes said.

Dykes also said pitchers Marquise Zeno and Eddy Crochet are doing their jobs to contribute on the mound.

“With a little more experience next year I think we’ll be a little further along with where we need to be,” Dykes said.

Dykes added: “The kids worked hard and played hard every game. I’m not a big rule guy when it comes to it my number one rule is to give me every effort on every pitch and that’s what they did.”