The Teton baseball team returned to the Firth diamond on March 19 to open its 2019 season against the 2A No. 7 ranked Cougars and won 15-13.
Teton is starting its 2019 season with a fresh mindset. Head Coach Blake Fullmer’s group said goodbye to five seniors after a tough loss at the state tournament. In the opening round Teton fell 1-0 to Kimberly and went on to lose in the second round to No. 2 Payette. Neither state matches did Teton’s 2018 season justice. Fullmer’s team ended the regular season 12-4 with a district championship under their belt. They’re going to ride that success as they rebuild.
“It’s going to be a rebuilding season for sure,” said Fullmer. “Right now we’re trying to figure out where we’ll settle in and who’s going to emerge in what position.”
Inhospitable weather has lead to game cancellations against American Falls, Marsh Valley, and West Jefferson thus far.
Teton has been confined to the high school gymnasium for practice, but enjoyed time on the pitch in Firth. They travelled to Snake River on March 21 and barely lost 3-4. Coach Fullmer is looking forward to getting his team on grass for more opportunities this season. The team is taking a spring break hiatus and will be back in action for a tournament in Buhl on April 5 and 6.
“It’s going to be an opportunity to see where we’re at as a team and what we need to work on for the season. We have three seniors, five juniors, and three sophomores — plenty of upperclassmen who have played together in the past.”