Young Blue Devils shift focus to the diamond
By JOSH FRYE
Escambia County High’s Blue Devils are shifting their focus this week from the basketball court to the baseball diamond.
With only three returning players and no seniors on the roster, ECHS’s younger players will be faced with challenge of gaining experience and outperforming rival schools.
“We have a young roster this season,” said ECHS baseball coach Kasuan Bullard. “Last year we had a pretty good number of seniors. Our foreseeable future looks bright, but we are focused on the right-here-and-now situation.”
Tyjerrious Malone, one of the few returning players, will serve as a leader for the Blue Devils this season. The pitcher and centerfielder made his presence known last season on the mound for the ECHS and has had the opportunity to mold his craft over the off-season.
“He is a good kid,” Bullard said. “He has talent and the experience to help lead us.”
Bullard said even though the team may look young and slim on the roster, the guys are looking to win every game this season.
“We are getting better every day,” Bullard said. “The more games the kids play, the more experience they will get.”
ECHS will play its first home game of the 2020 season against Blount High on Thursday, February 27, at 6 p.m.