Darrell Moody: A Good move for Carson High baseball
April 10, 2018
Carson High's Jared Barnard has been seeing plenty of action at first base since the team returned from its Bay Area trip. The move has meant Kahle Good has become the every day shortstop.
I like the idea for a couple of reasons. The first is it gives Barnard's arm a little rest. There's a lot of throwing at short and not so much at first base, and if you're going to pitch once a week, you want the arm as strong as possible. And, Barnard has a bit of a sore arm.
The second reason is moving pieces. I think it's pretty important to have as few moving pieces as possible. It means essentially coach Bryan Manoukian is just having to come up with a different first baseman when/if Barnard makes a start, and that's certainly easier than the alternative. That being said, I'd like to see Good be more consistent defensively.
I like what I see so far from the baseball team. The pitching staff is deep, but inexperienced other than Barnard and Colby Zemp. The pitching needs to be more consistent. The hitting is there. If the pitchers can keep teams under five runs, I think the Senators can win a lot of games.
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