FAIRBANKS, AK-Two seasons ago the Wolfpack finished third in the state but it was senior laddened team. Last year they finished third in the MAC due to the youth of their team but this season those freshmen and sophomores are now a year older and wiser and they taken on the leadership role of bringing along the new players to their team. The team is growing and hoping the lessons they learned from a season ago will payoff.
In some ways it already has. Last night they had they're opener against Delta. The final was a whopping 22-4 victory for the Wolfpack.
When they transition to conerence play whenever that will be because of the weather, they have high expectations despite their youth and a bit of an ace up their sleeve. A rare commodity. The conference's only left handed pitcher. Junior Taylor Kelsey.
"It helps us a lot cause not a lot of-the kids on other teams they don't see lefties a lot. I'm basically the only one they see throughout the high school year and it gives an advantage in that they just don't see us a lot," Kelsey said.
Fellow pitcher and shortstop Casey Lewandoski agrees that this a season of growth but it should be a good one.
"We got a couple of returners but mostly freshmen, sophomores, bunch of news players so it should be fun," Lewandoski said. "Should be a fun year with us juniors and seniors leading the sophomores and freshmen who are new."
Even though his team has some youth third year Mark Wade believes that his team should also expect to comepte for championships.
"I tell my team that I don't go into any season not expecting a championship. And then that's the goal from the very beginning. That's the reason why we work that's the reason why we sacrifice to win a championship," Wade said.