BUCYRUS – The Bucyrus Redmen have one goal that they are really focusing on right now, the hunt for May.
Coach Sean Maudsley said he has a very achievable goal in place for his Redmen. He wants to win the Northern 10 conference baseball title. Sitting at 3-4 in N10 play, the Redmen are four games behind co-leaders Upper Sandusky and Seneca East. Maudsley is looking for a little help and for his team to stay on track and pick up some more N10 wins.
“Our goal has been simple, we want to be in contention in May,” Maudsley said. “Seneca East and Upper Sandusky are great ball clubs, but we have been picking up our play lately. We dropped two to Seneca in a double header. We were a different ball team in the second game and only lost to them by one (4-3). So, we need to come out and take care of business and we will be right there.”
After an important win at home Thursday against Colonel Crawford, the Redmen seem to be heading in the right direction just in time for a weekend break before taking on Upper Sandusky. The time off should allow the Redmen to regroup and get focused for a match up that could cause a swing that could put them just a game behind the Rams. Maudsley also knows the N10 is a tough conference where anyone can beat anyone on any given day.
“There are some good ball clubs in this conference. Everyone is beating up on everyone, so, I think we will get some help down the line,” Maudsley said.
The Redmen have a packed N10 schedule ahead with 11 or their final 14 games against conference foes. Of those 11, two include games against co-leader Upper Sandusky. Being only four games back, the Redmen have a great opportunity to gain ground fast and contend for the conference title. Bucyrus (5-6, 3-4) will face just one team with an above .500 record, Mohawk, and only play them once at home in a rain make-up game.
Bucyrus is set to host Mohawk on Tuesday, and host Upper Sandusky on Wednesday — two very important games if the Redmen want to be in the hunt for May.