North may not be the same team that came within one game of the Class 6A title a year ago. But it’s a team that has steadily improved and is poised to make a run in the second half, especially with Snodgrass expected back soon. He was cleared to throw on Thursday and coaches are optimistic he will be back in the next two weeks.
“This is a humbling game; when you think you’ve got it all figured out it will bring you to your knees,” Aylor said. “You’ve got to get that low to find out who you are. Through the failures, we started to see who was going to step up and lead this team.”
Aylor said that even Thursday’s disappointing loss, a game where the Timberwolves stranded a dozen baserunners, will serve to help the team improve and reach its ultimate goal: to win the last game.
“We don’t like to lose, and we’ve created the expectation here to win every game even though we know we can’t always do that,” he said. “Today will allow us to show them we still have a long way to go.”
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