MISSOULA, Mont. — The Missoula PaddleHeads are gearing up for a new season after falling just short of a championship last year.
We sat down with the team to find out how they are going to get back in contention for a title.
“Putting together the roster we were thinking, ‘What do we need to address?’ and starting pitching was one thing, as well as we needed more versatility to keep everyone rested,” PaddleHeads manager Michael Schlact said. “The new guys we brought in are going to bolster the starting rotation, help us be versatile on the field and give us a multifaceted attack.”
The new talent will be a weapon down the road for the PaddleHeads, but the returning players also need to perform, and they’ve already mapped out a way to get their ring.
“I think it starts with our attitudes and our focus,” said infielder McClain O’Connor. “If you worry about things you can control, then winning takes care of itself.”
“We know what our end goal is and know we want the hardware this year, but we also understand that it is a process to get there,” outfielder Kamron Willman said. “Thinking of the big picture one step at a time is going to lead us to exactly what we want to accomplish this year.”
The PaddleHeads will play their first game of the season against the Billings Mustangs in Billings on May 23.