Coaches in charge of high school baseball teams in the summer often sound like a broken record.
The reasons they take part of the games throughout the month of June is to expose as many of their players to the game as possible.
Last Thursday, the East Webster Wolverines made the trip to Starkville to take on the Yellowjackets and split a pair of varsity games.
East Webster coach Tony Hancock is thankful for the opportunity to get players experience. That was also the thoughts of SHS coach Travis Garner.
During the action between the Wolverines and Jackets, Hancock said it was like looking in a mirror.
"These two clubs are similar," Hancock said. "(Garner) has a good young bunch and we think we've got a good young bunch too. If either of us can find extra arms, I think we will be in good shape."
East Webster had a solid pitching staff in its run all of the way to the Class 2A North State series, but it has been the approach of Hancock and coach Wes Johnson this summer to find more.
Even though the scoreboard is being kept, coaches understand it's not about winning or losing this time of the year.
"The summer is an opportunity for us to throw new guys and try to find some extra pitchers," Hancock said. "We've got some guys who we know what they can do on the mound, some older guys, but it's an opportunity for us to throw some younger kids and get them some experience.
"We've got a young group so our core is pretty much the same, but we're always looking for some new arms."
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