It’s been a tough season for this year’s Granite Falls VFW baseball team. They’ve lost all five games this season and would be disappointed again Tuesday night after dropping two to Tyler in a double header at Richter Field.


 


“We haven’t been playing very well, period,” began manager Trevor Schulte after his team suffered first a 9-1 defeat and then a 8-7 loss against Tyler. “We’re young and we play like a young team. We have a long ways to go and it’s up to these guys to decide how hard they want to work. Right now, we’re working on fundamentals and discipline to play baseball the way it should be played.”


It’s been a tough season for this year’s Granite Falls VFW baseball team. They’ve lost all five games this season and would be disappointed again Tuesday night after dropping two to Tyler in a double header at Richter Field.

 

“We haven’t been playing very well, period,” began manager Trevor Schulte after his team suffered first a 9-1 defeat and then a 8-7 loss against Tyler. “We’re young and we play like a young team. We have a long ways to go and it’s up to these guys to decide how hard they want to work. Right now, we’re working on fundamentals and discipline to play baseball the way it should be played.”

 

No areas of the game of baseball can be taken for granted with this squad, indicated Schulte, as he rattled off the areas of the game his team has been deficient in.  

 

“Our pitchers have to work on  throwing strikes and our hitters have to work on hitting strikes. We have to work on fielding the ball and getting it to the right bases in the right situations. It’s a whole bunch of things and right now were not doing any area well.”

 

So far the team has lost five straight games by a combined score of 55-11.

 

Schulte seemed more frustrated by a lack of effort from his team rather than a lack of talent.

 

“We have talent,” said Schulte. “We have the ability there, it’s just a matter of working on getting that ability to come through and show up. We show flashes of good play, then that’s the end of it. We need that to show up for an entire ballgame rather than just one or two plays.”