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    by Nick Rush | Aug 15, 2017
    <p>Last spring I filled out an email survey for an article, and I didn&rsquo;t hear anything about that article until last week. I finally found the article where my roommate and I are quoted frequently. Since I never saw it, I&rsquo;m going to assume others didn&rsquo;t either. I wanted to share it with everyone! Please note: this article is not mine! It was written by <strong>Jensen Lassiter</strong>!</p> <p><strong>Baseball Boys Bond; Look Toward Tournament&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Jensen Lassiter</p> <p>Although Spring Semester is winding down, the Manchester University baseball team is still rounding the bases.</p> <p>One important aspect of the team&rsquo;s dynamic is the relationship between upper and lower classmen. "The most memorable thing is being a part of the team in general,&rdquo; said first year Nick Rush in an email. "Making new friends and hearing about where they came from, what they have done in the past, and hearing the older guys&rsquo; stories from other seasons is something I won&rsquo;t forget. Hanging out with them during downtime created memories that I&rsquo;ll remember over playing in games with them. It has impacted the season because we&rsquo;ve gotten closer as a team that I believe that helped us be better on the field."</p> <p>Team bonding helps strengthen the team and allows them to be cohesive both on and off the field. "Hanging out with the team on road trips is what [is] most memorable for me,&rdquo; said first year Joe Gallatin in an email. &ldquo;It helps the team bond and brings us together."</p> <p>The first year students are still attempting to develop their sense of belonging on the team. "The season started off slower than we expected,&rdquo; Rush said. &ldquo;We have progressively got-ten better. Our hitting came around, which helped give us more wins."</p> <p>Another key team activity is goal-building. Most teams lay out goals and expectations for the season, but allowing personal goals to overlap strengthens the core of the team&rsquo;s values. "I hope for nothing less than a conference championship,&rdquo; Rush said. &ldquo;For next season, I personal-ly plan to get quicker, faster and stronger. I also want to increase my baseball IQ, so I&rsquo;ve been listening to upperclassmen about how they play and adapting it to my style if it helps me.&rdquo;</p> <p>Gallatin agreed. "One team goal is making the conference tournament and winning it,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;That goes hand-in-hand with my goals. Having fun is always a goal, too, but having fun while winning is much better."</p> <p>With the start of a new season next year, new players will be added to the roster and team cohesion will play another large part in the team success. "Advice I&rsquo;d give to incoming freshmen is to just have fun and try as hard as you can,&rdquo; Rush said. &ldquo;Whether it be on the field or in the classroom, doing everything you can to succeed will always help you, no matter how hard it may be at the time."<br /> <br /> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/nickrush7177d1922d02625b9ff6ff0000763cab.jpg?sfvrsn=a375b362_0" data-displaymode="Original" alt="NickRush" title="NickRush" /><br /> <em>Nick Rush &rsquo;20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.</em></p>