WACO, Texas The MCC Highlanders are thinking about one big goal on the first day of baseball workouts, a trip to the world series. Mitch Thompson says that's the goal his players arrive with every year and it hasn't changed as this season begins.
Thompson's Highlanders return some outstanding talent on the mound for 2019. MCC will have quality and depth on the pitching staff and he knows that's a big key. Especially early in the year when pitchers are typically ahead of the hitters in terms of progression.
At the other positions, the Highlanders are young but talented. Thompson's team will need to get up to speed quickly and he thinks they can. Playing a tough non-conference schedule will help their cause. The Highlanders will again face some of the nation's best teams.
MCC opens the season in just over 2 weeks on January 25th.