Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lab Notes: 2/14/12

We are less than two weeks away from the start of the 2012 season and we're at the point of Spring Training where the practices can become stale. That was somewhat the case with tonight's workout. It is always the coaching staff's responsibility to keep the team and the practices fresh, but it is also the players' responsibility to keep themselves motivated and focused on the task at end. Baseball is a daily grind but as author Robert Collier once said, "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." Here are the lastest news and notes from the past week of Spring Training.

News & Notes:
  • Uniforms were passed out on Sunday. The Storm added a white pants with black pinstripes to the mix of uniform options for 2012. They will be worn with both the current green "Storm" tops and the black "Erie" tops.
  • There were a few number changes among the coaching staff. Coach Sankovich changed from #23 to #41 while Coach Bunnell switched from #21 to #43.
  • There weren't any number changes among any of the returning players. The only other changes were the addition of the freshman numbers to the roster. They were as follows.
#13 Dylan Yankle
#16 Sean Mathews
#21 Russ Hogue
#22 Jake Ripma
#23 Cory Fox
#27 Jake Gilstorff
#29 Aaron Lindgren
#33 Shaun Gaydos
#36 Heath Kelley
#39 Tyler Lindgren
#50 Chase Haas

Stay tuned all Spring Training long for updates on the Storm via The Coach's Cave Twitter feed (@thecoachscave #SpringTraining). RAGE ON!