If there is one phrase that Coach Carter would like to describe his team is would be “the relentless pursuit of excellence.” The 2013-2014 Trojans are striving for that pursuit in everything they do. Coach Carter believes that by pursuing your very best and focusing on the process every day the outcome should and usually takes care of itself.
Coming off only the 2nd 40 win season in school history one might think that there is not much room for improvement, however that is not sentiment in the Trojan Baseball camp. Expectations are very high and head coach Ryan Carter believes that there are the pieces in place to make history in Northwest Kansas. “We strive to be the very best we can be every day and understand that winning is a result of that. The preparation and effort has to come first.”
While the Trojans did graduate the Jayhawk West MVP and All-American Jake Nath as well as 3 other all conference players there is no need to panic. The Trojans will return over 75% of their innings on the mound and over half of their at bats. When you take that experience and couple it with a very talented recruiting class it could make for a very exciting season.
This year’s team understands that nothing will be handed to them and their success from last year is nothing more than a memory. They believe that while the journey will be hard, it will definitely be worth it and will follow the advice of their coach in that “little by little, a little becomes a lot.”