Baseball Heading Home as the Year Ends


The seniors of the Selma High School Baseball team.

Evanie Adame, Reporter

With the baseball season wrapping up and an overall score of 10-14, Coach Hollet and the team reflect on the season so far and all the trials and triumphs that came with it.
“I feel like we’re on the road back. Sometimes it seems longer, and sometimes it seems shorter but I feel like we’re setting a culture of winning baseball. However, that doesn’t always show up in the wins and loss column,” shared Coach Hollet.
Yet baseball isn’t just a sport about scoreboards or hitting a home run. The thrill of a game is no doubt exhilarating, but the bonds created between the team and coaches are just as important. Baseball is a way to connect with others and be a part of something more.
“What I love about playing baseball is I get to go out every single day with my boys and have a blast on the field, and overall enjoy the game I grew up playing since I was little,” senior Miguel Alvarado reminisced.
For many on the team, it is their last year as players for Selma High School.
“It sucks knowing this is my last year but I try to cherish it as much as I can,” said senior Nic Esparza.
“Baseball season has been fun for me. It flew by but it has been nothing but fun.”
The students aren’t the only ones who are going to miss the year and team. Coach Hollet has his own fond memories of what coaching baseball means to him.
“What I love about coaching is the pure joy when a player gets a big hit or pitch. The process of F.A.C.E. Focus, Attitude, Coachability, and Effort…the things we can control as a player.
When a player has that ‘aha moment’ when they get what we’re trying to do,” recalled Coach Hollet.
So as the year ends and new beginnings arise for those moving on, the impact baseball had on this team will continue on.