Hornets search for third conference title in four seasons
By Jacob Heid
ROSHOLT – The Rosholt varsity baseball team looks to continue success in the Central Wisconsin Conference-South.
With Scott Pettersen, the girls’ basketball coach, now at the helm, he hopes to stay competitive within the conference.
Rosholt finished 7-11 (7-3) last season, which was good for third in the conference.
With Pettersen being inserted into the equation, he looks to continue the coaching style of the late Jack Brooks, the long-time Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association (WBCA) hall-of-fame coach of the Hornets.
“My goal is to keep the legacy going for Rosholt baseball. Doing things right is what will be most important for us and playing the game the right way like Jack always taught them,” Pettersen said. “If we play things right, do fundamentals and play good baseball, we’re going to be at the top of the conference again. It’s important to me, and it’s important to the boys to keep that legacy going.” Pettersen said that losing Blade Niewadomski, a first-team player for the Hornets last season, will be big.
“We have a lot of guys coming back, but we lost Blade, who is one of the better players in the entire state,” Pettersen explained. “We have some holes to fill, but we’re going to look at doing that with solid defense and pitching.”
Sophomore Thomas Lemancyzk, a left-handed pitcher, looks to lead Rosholt on the mound this season.
Lemancyzk was a first-team all-conference player as a freshman last year.
“Thomas is probably the biggest thing we have coming back as far as what to look for,” Pettersen said. “The freshman class coming in is also a very talented group.”
Rosholt’s continued success in the CWC-South has been about doing things the right way every year.
Pettersen said that is one of the goals for this season.
“What are goals are is doing things right. What we’re focusing on now is getting better each day,” Pettersen stated. “If we get better each day, then we can start talking about conference titles and what not.”