FungoBlog - Bishop Lynch Advances to State Semi-Finals
The Bishop Lynch High School baseball team from Dallas, TX has officially “turned it around”. The team endured a 6-20 season in 2006. However, in 2007, the Friars have accomplished the following:
2007 District Runner Up
2007 Bi-District Champions
2007 Regional Champions
Head Coach Seane Parker attributes his team’s hard work, and the FungoMan FM-150, as being the key.
The Friars, who purchased a FM-150 Automated Baseball Practice Machine at the beginning of the baseball season, have thrown over 8660 balls through the machine at the time of this blog.
“We have had more consistent repetitions in the infield and the outfield than we ever could with a fungo,” Parker stated. “I’m not a technology guru, and haven’t had a lot of time to program my own routines yet, but I’ve run 4 or 5 pre-programmed routines consistently all year, and it’s paid off. I can’t wait to play with the machine this summer, when I have a little more time, and add my own drills.”
“We came out the other day, and because of rain, tried to run the same drill we usually do with the FM-150. With two fungo hitters it took over an hour to do what we normally do in 20 minutes!”
When asked about the drills the Friars use, Parker said, “We run the outfield line drive drill, the Wall ball drill, the ground ball drill to infielders, the popup priority drill, and the pregame drill all the time.
Even though we aren’t that creative with the machine yet, it has been incredible to see the progress our kids have made.”
“There really is something to being consistent about working hard every day.”
Bishop Lynch plays on Friday at 1:00 pm in Waco, TX at Baylor in the State Semi-Final game. You can keep up with the Friars at http://www.bishoplynch.org/baseball/