Getting better every game

First-year Chinle baseball coach seeing dramatic improvement

(Times photo - Donovan Quintero)

By Quentin Jodie
Navajo Times


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(Times photo – Donovan Quintero)

TOP: A Valley Union runner beats the throw at second while Wildcat second baseman Cameron Begay waits for the ball at the Salt River Baseball Classic on Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

BOTTOM: Chinle's Cameron Begay swings at the ball on Friday against Valley Union on Saturday.

Having a winning record is one way to gauge a team's success.

But for John Madrid, he's seeing it in a different light.

After a recent game, the first-year Chinle baseball coach gathered his group of players around him to talk about the progress he's seen since the start of the season last month.

"A lot of you are getting base hits but we can't be making errors," Madrid said, while addressing his club last Friday at the Salt River baseball tournament in Scottsdale.

"Every game we have to get better and better. And that's the goal."

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