By: Nick Kieser
Volunteer State Community College’s baseball program held its second annual Halloween game under head coach Ryan Hunt Oct. 30.
The tradition began last year as a fun exhibition game that the players had a chance to participate in.
“It was great to be Stone Cold Steve Austin for a day. We had some shaky spots this fall, but we got that cleared up towards the end and we’re ready to go. The first couple of games are in Florida and we’ll face some top JUCO teams. It’ll be a good test for us early to open up,” said pitcher Dalton Heath.
With the Halloween game the last game of the fall, the team will not play an exhibition game until spring season starts.
“It was awesome. All of the guys coming in here at the end of fall and kind of having a good time before we get some workouts in. We open up in Pensacola, Florida and there’s going to be some great competition and it’s going to be a great season,” said catcher Zeke Lecomte.
All of the participating players had on costumes, including a green army soldier to a ghost that was head coach Ryan Hunt who donned the white sheet with two holes to oversee the game.
“Just keep competing. It’s a long season and I think we have the team this year to do it. I want them to stay up and just keep competing all year long and I want to end up on top,” said Lecomte.
As of now the first scheduled game for the team is at 1 p.m. March 22 at Walters State Community College.
The last outing against Walters was a 2-0 loss in the postseason tournament the team was May 9.
“I am looking forward to just the guys getting better. Just wanting to come some get extra reps. Next week we start group work, and I am eager to see guys take the next step as far as getting ready for the season,” said Scott.