H.S. Baseball Begins Summer Ball

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - School is out, which means summer baseball is underway for the local teams. Squads are suiting up to get in some pitches and hits, staying loose throughout the summer break.

Arnold and Bozeman took the diamond on Wednesday night. The 3pm match up was canceled due to weather, but the teams still played a double header at night. 

These games give coaches the opportunity to see how their rosters are looking with the loss of graduating seniors, move players around to try different positions, and have some friendly competition with local opponents.

Arnold won game one 13-2, but the second game ended in a 2-2 tie.

Both Coach Patton and Coach Gumm say these kids don't want an offseason.

"We workout in the mornings, and we're getting good attendance. We come out here for these games. These kids want to play. We're not practicing, grinding them too much. As long as we're competing between the lines, they seem to do a good job with it," said Patton.

"We try to play when we can. The kids enjoy it. It's a little bit more laid back time, and we can see some things we want to work on for next year and some kids can come out and prove that they need to be playing and in certain positions. So it's a good time of year for us," said Gumm.

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