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Eagle's Landing baseball looking to change course
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Eagle’s Landing junior standout Corey Holloway eagerly waits for the Golden Eagles’ game against Locust Grove to start.
Staff/Katherien Frye Eagle’s Landing junior standout Corey Holloway eagerly waits for the Golden Eagles’ game against Locust Grove to start.
When push comes to shove, all Eagle’s Landing skipper Toby Evans has to do is consult a wealth of experience that roughly measures out to the size of a baseball diamond.

His decade-long tenure leading the Golden Eagles varsity hard-ball program has produced a fair amount of bright spots and rough patches.

To date, their 2013 campaign is going through much of the same.

Eagle’s Landing — 2-8 heading into play this week — has yet to hit its stride this season … but, a turnaround could be just around the corner.

The Henry Neighbor recently caught up with Evans to talk baseball — from the big picture to his team’s prospects.

 on managing expectations

“Progress doesn’t usually come without [struggling] … as long as you keep doing all the right things and [executing] when the time comes, good things are bound to happen.”

 on the team’s star lineup

“We lost around five players to graduation from last year’s team. Now, outside of [junior centerfielder] Corey [Holloway], I would say our impact players are:

“Fontayne Washington, who’s a senior pitcher/infielder. Then we have Nick Cruz, a junior catcher/pitcher.

“Jaquaan Lee is a senior outfielder who can do some good things for us. Senior first baseman Angelo Carristuillo is pretty solid. Then we have [junior] Bradley Dewberry at shortstop.”

 on his club’s defining traits

“We do have experience. We just gotta improve in certain aspects. But, we’re getting better game by game — which is all I can ask for right now.”

 on his team’s Achilles heel

“Base running is really hurting us right now. We’ve gotta get better on the bases … and defensively.”

 on the big picture

“It’s true — we are getting better game by game. We’re more competitive now than at the beginning of the season.

“For us, it’s just a matter of putting a complete game together … we do that, I feel we can beat anybody.”
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