By Seth Morin
The baseball season is approaching the halfway point, and the Grizzlies are off to a rough start, especially in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The team’s record stands at 7-9 and 0-4 in the HCAC.
Franklin just came off of a 7-1 loss to Rose-Hulman.
The schedule will not be getting any easier, as the rest of the season consists of conference games. Most will be played on campus at the John P. McDowell Memorial baseball field.
“It’s just been a rocky start, up and down,” Lance Marshall, head coach of the baseball team, said.
Marshall has been with the program since 1997 and also serves as an assistant athletic director for the college.
But he does believe the team can get back to its winning ways.
“Better days are right around the corner,” Marshall said.
Marshall said the team consists of hard-working, dedicated athletes that have a pure passion for the sport of baseball and that everyone gives their best effort in every game.
“It is a great group of guys,” he said. “But things just haven’t gone our way.”
But he said the stretch of conference games does not faze him or the team.
“We are as good as anyone else in the league,” Marshall said.