Two games into the 2011 season, the term “Road Warriors” has taken on new meaning for members of the Edmonds-Woodway High School baseball team. Drainage issues in the outfield (a perennial problem for the E-W baseball program) combined with particularly soggy spring weather have left the home baseball field unplayable. The situation has created an ongoing headache for the high school’s athletic director, Julie Stroncek, as she searches on a weekly basis for alternative fields for the Warriors to play on.
Despite it all, the young Warriors squad with just three seniors (including Gonzaga-bound left-handed pitcher Derek Callahan and power hitter Austin Jones) has recorded two straight victories and will meet Everett High School in a “home” game at 6:30 p.m. tonight. (The available field for this contest happens to be Shorecrest High School.)
In this video interview, My Edmonds News talked with E-W baseball coach Dan Somoza regarding his outlook on the season, including the challenges of playing without a home field.
You can follow the Warriors at ewhsbaseball.com.