Post 320 prepares for comeback season with new head coach
RAPID CITY, S.D. — Now that May has arrived, the Post 320 Stars are set to return to action and they’re looking forward to a comeback season with new talent and a new head coach.
Brian Humphries takes over a team that fell short of its goals from last year. The Stars are coming off of a 30-18 season and were eliminated by Mitchell at the regional tournament.
Post 320 returns nine varsity players from last year’s squad including three players with a year of college experience, Carter Stonecipher, Austin Lunde and Devin Jacobs.
“We should have one of them here for our first game come Saturday and then two more will hopefully be able to come in the middle or the end of May when their seasons are over,” Post 320 head coach Brian Humphries said. “But for the most part, a lot of our returning varsity players have stepped up. Ian Krump, Wyatt Hunt have been leaders for us in the clubhouse and being able to motivate kids. Be able to keep them on the right path and hopefully have a great season this year.”
Coach Humphries says the Stars will rely on hitting and defense this season with the hopes of returning to the state tournament.
“So defense and hitting I think are going to be our strong points,” Humphries said. “We do have pitchers. As I said, we’re going to stay on a 60 pitch count. So as we get closer towards the end of the season when guys are able to actually throw a complete game, six or seven innings, I think it’ll get a lot easier and I think our pitching will end up coming around, as well.”
Post 320 opens the season on Saturday, May 4 at home with a doubleheader against Miles City, MT starting at 1 p.m.
Then the Stars will host both Miles City and Gillette on Sunday.