|The HWL's jersey design for the tournament|
The team has not practiced together in a couple weeks so what have the players been up to and how have they been preparing? Greg Sowards and Josh Smith have been practicing extensively for the past couple of weeks whenever they can get together. Smith has been working on his pitching on his own for the past few weeks and has made progress on rediscovering his accuracy. Sowards has been working on his hitting and adjusting to the yellow bat. Randy Steele used the yellow bat for much of the season and did quite well. James Clagg helped the commissioner with some bat research earlier this year and we discovered that it really makes no difference which bat you use (READ that article). The HWL Maroon $quad is an odd name for the team considering two of the franchises players bailed this week and two players originally not on that team will be filling in the gaps. It's still a guaranteed good time and hopefully the beginning of an annual tradition for our league to be involved in the NWLA Tournament.