ROCK SPRINGS – The American Legion Post 24 Sand Puppies are gearing up for the new baseball season by beginning winter sessions.
Winter conditioning and practice will start shortly after the first of the year. The team finished up the fall ball league with practices and a few games to help keep the players fresh on skills.
“The goal is to get our players in shape and prepare for the upcoming baseball season,” Coach Trevor Arnold said. “It’s imperative that our players realize the necessity of being committed to the program during pre-season. The players who began with the legion program at the beginning of the year last year were much better prepared physically than those who waited to start practicing after winter workouts.”
“We want our players, parents and the entire organization to be on the same page from day one,” he added. “Mentally and physically our team needs to be stronger than last year to get us to the next level and this is a way to start them off on the right foot.”
The team loses just three players from last year’s roster. The Sand Puppies finished the 2014 season with a record of 17-22. Two players were American Legion All-State selections and another player was chosen and played for the USA Northwest Region National Team Identification Series.
Registration and informational meeting for the team will be Monday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the old American Legion Building on Broadway. Registration fee is $75 and any player age 13-19 is eligible for legion play.