The 2013 Hoover High School Buccaneers Baseball Team wraps up its regular season this month.
Hoover High School has done enough in the first half of its season to make it to the postseason, according to Head Coach Rick Davis. The Buccaneers made it to 13-8 through their first 21 games, setting up Davis for another chance at the state championship.
The journey through the state tournament is familiar ground for Davis. He’s led 14 teams to the tournament in his 19-year tenure as head baseball coach for Hoover. His success was recognized with the highest honors in the state when he was inducted to the Alabama Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in January.
Davis said even with eight losses his team should be making it to the post season because of the lack of strength the Birmingham area has shown this season.
In mid-March Hoover was one game behind Pelham in the Area 10 standings.
“The only thing I’m really concerned about is our batting right now, we’re slumping, which can actually be a good thing,” Davis said. “If you’ve got a few guys that should be hitting over .300 and aren’t, hopefully that means they’ll be getting it together in time for the postseason.”
The Buccaneers are led by seniors Geoffrey Bramblett, Josh Campbell, Michael Powers, Connor Short and Hunter White who all signed letters of intent to play baseball in college. Hoover will wrap up the regular season with two divisional games against Oak Mountain in a double header on April 15.
April 1 – Minor, 4 p.m.
April 1 – Minor, 6:30 p.m.
April 2 – at Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 4 p.m.
April 2 – at Hillcrest Tuscaloosa, 6:30 p.m.
April 4 – at Hueytown, 4 p.m.
April 9 – Hueytown, 4 p.m.
April 9 – Hueytown, 6 p.m.
April 11 – Jackson-Olin, 4 p.m.
April 11 – Jackson-Olin, 6:30 p.m.
April 13 – Moss Point, 1 p.m.
April 13 – Hale County, 3:30 p.m.
April 15 – Oak Mountain, 4:30 p.m.
April 15 – Oak Mountain, 6:30 p.m.