Baseball gains largest freshmen class in years

With the start of the second semester, spring sports are right around the corner.  Sonoma State’s successful baseball program led by Coach Goelz is in session with practices preparing for the upcoming season.  

When looking at the team, there are a lot of young guys looking to be successful in the sport through Sonoma State.  

According to Coach Goelz, this is the largest group of freshmen players he’s seen in his career coaching at Sonoma State.  These men are a talented group of pitchers and fielders looking to “win a championship” according to pitcher Hayden Turpin.  

The team is excited to start the upcoming season, and they are working hard everyday to prepare.  Speaking with freshmen baseball players, they seem like a group of guys that love the sport and love being a part of a team.  

“We all have each other’s backs,” said freshman Pitcher Matt Hammonds.

Outfielder Matthew Richards just transferred from the University of Nevada Reno to come play baseball at Sonoma.  

“Sonoma has a close-knit group of guys,” said outfielder Matthew Richards.

The team is excited to have a new, talented outfielder ready to work hard and win games.

These young players are just getting used to playing at a college level, coming from their local high schools. The group of players come from all over the map, including northern and southern California.  They need to get used to playing for a larger crowds and for more at stake.  

Sonoma State University has a great baseball program and every single one of these players is honored to be playing as a Seawolf.  The baseball team is coming off of a successful season and is looking for many more seasons of success.  

This freshmen class of players has hope to be a determining factor in these next coming years and hopes to bring more wins to the baseball program.  

They are young players looking to elevate this baseball program through every aspect of the.  The veteran players set a great example for the freshmen at practice every day. 

“I’m excited to learn from the older guys,” said freshman Michael Wallace. “They are a huge help here at Sonoma State.”

Baseball is a team sport and the team seems very supportive at practice complimenting each other on every play and motivating each other to work hard.

Sonoma State begins play on Feb. 6 when Western Oregon visits the Seawolves in a season-opening series.