WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) -- "It truly made me realize how much I cared," said senior center fielder Keegan Bohlman.
On April 20th, 2020 the WIAA announced the spring sport seasons were cancelled. Now, a year and one day later, baseball is back.
"I really missed playing and being with all our friends here together," siad Bohlman.
Yet getting back into the swing of things isn't as easy as a 1-2-3.
Senior utility player Bena Adams said, "just hitting and playing catch, that routine stuff everything it really takes a toll on you. So that takes a while to get used to doing every day again."
This years senior class are no strangers to each other, or competition. They've been playing together since sixth grade. Teammates agree that it makes their on-field chemistry that much stronger.
The evergreens hit the weightroom, and the cages in the extended offseason, but they're not the only ones. infielderLandon Mezei said, "you feel like you have so much time to prepare for all this but then you come out here and be so much better but the reality is every single team has had that too."
So what do they think the return over baseball will bring?
"My expectation is to win conference… We really wanna win conference," said Bohlman.
And just how do they plan to do it?
Mezei believes, "we just have to go out there and actually prove it."
Everest plays their first game of season Thursday, April 29th against Wausau West.