WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The 2014 Colt World Series will once again take place in early August at Loeb Stadium. The Lafayette All-Stars practiced for the first time Wednesday night.
The Lafayette All-Stars will be one of the teams in the field vying for the World Series title, this years roster is comprised of area players from four different high schools.
After falling in the semi-finals a year ago, head coach Josh Loggins likes where his team is after day one. The All-Stars feel like they’ve got a good shot to make a deeper run this year.
“Prior to tonight, I really wasn’t sure at all to be honest with you. Going around learning guys’ names, we picked the team a little differently this year. Getting to know guys is pretty challenging real quick. But in just the little bit we’ve done — little bit of infield, little bit of batting practice — I’m pretty confident that we’ve got a pretty good squad,” said Loggins.
Two returnees from last years team, Harrison’s Carter Bridge and Central Catholic’s Brayden Bordenet both believe the All-Stars will make another deep run this year.
“I think we’re going to be a good team. I mean as you can tell right here we’re already starting to sync together. We have the pitching, we have the hitting and we have the fielding. I definitely think we can do it,” said Bridge.
“I think we look pretty good this year. We will definitely have another, hopefully, good run this year in the tournament. We came up short last year. That really gives us some motive to come back this year and make it to the championship and make it to California,” said Bordenet.