This year’s AMHS baseball team has looked promising so far.
However, senior team captains Gabe Feliciano and Austin Hauck say the team could care less about the rest of the season. “It’s a long ways away,” Feliciano said, “If we keep working hard everyday, everything will take care of itself.”
This year’s team rosters 4 seniors, 4 juniors, 2 sophomores, and 4 freshman, all of whom bring a wide variety of skills to the team. Hauck says what he enjoys about the mix is that “not one player shines above the other.”
After observing last year’s senior leaders, several of whom went on to play college ball, Hauck and Feliciano have been finding their footing leading such a young team. “Gabe is more of the vocal leader. I like to lead by example. It’s a good mix,” Hauck commented.
So far this season, the Wildcats are 5-1 overall, with just one conference game under their belts. And although they may still be taking this season only one game (and one team dinner) at a time, the Wildcats have set some big season goals. “To win the Cascade Conference would be the first one,” Feliciano said, as this will be the last year before the conference dissolves and AMHS begins playing within WESCO. “Winning state is definitely another one. I don’t want to leave Murphy without winning state,” Hauck added.
Watch the AMHS Wildcats this season at Roman Miller Field as they look to win state, and keep an eye out for Austin Hauck and Gabe Feliciano, both of whom will continue playing baseball next year in college.