Season opener this week

The Musketeer baseball team kicked off its season this week hosting Valmeyer on Tuesday.

Even though we just had a snowy weekend, baseball season is here,” said Head Coach David Lucht.

We kicked off our season against the state runner-up from last year, Valmeyer, which should be an early test for us right out of the gate. New for us this year will be a conference change. We are now on the Kaskaskia side facing the likes of Valmeyer, Marissa, New Athens, Steeleville, Dupo and Lebanon, two times each in conference play.

Valmeyer looks to be the favorite starting out with Steeleville right behind them. If things go the way we are planning, we should be right in that mix,” added Coach Lucht.

As always, a conference championship and regional champions are on the radar for the team, but Coach Lucht feels the team is going to have to improve from last year to achieve those goals.

For more on the Musketeers baseball team, please see this week’s print edition.