Established in 2005, Mound Time began in the back yards and public parks of our original clients, providing private individual and group lessons. Mound Time offers Spring, Summer, and Fall Baseball teams, Nike SPARQ and quickness training, weight lifting, out-of-state trips, hitting, pitching and fielding classes, as well as seasonal baseball camps and cage rentals.
Mound Time, based in Oregon, is another group of teams outside the classic warm-weather settings for baseball that is eager for the competition found at US Club Nationals. They’ll look to improve on their ninth-place finish in 2016.
Quotes from Mound Time Media Day Session:
Eric Davis, 12u coach:
Last year, we didn’t do so well. We’re excited to comeback – this is a national event that puts a cap on our season, so we’re real excited. It’s something to look forward to before we close it up and wait for fall ball … and we can measure ourselves against the best, so this is a perfect venue for that.
We look at baseball as long-term. This is just one step, one season in a longer process. Baseball is going to have you lose some games you should have won, but I thought in the Northwest we competed well and won some good tournaments.
Nathan Larson, 12u:
This year, we’re looking to come out and win some games. We’ve had some disappointments this year, but we’ve also won some. We feel coming off some big victories in our last tournament, so we’re excited. I think it stung a lot last year (at this event) and I remember all the losses. You come in and work harder and hope to get better and be more prepared.
Connor Dunham, 13u coach:
The biggest adjustment from 12u is the game gets a little bit quicker. It forces kids to think a little bi faster, and the (athletes) get bigger and faster. IN terms of adjustments, you just have to throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball. Our team is very excited to get to mix it up with the best of the country, and we’ve been looking forward to this all year. As a coaching staff, we were constantly reminding them, ‘Hey, we’re going to Atlanta.’
Paul Gilbertson, 14u coach:
The most important thing is for the kids to have fun and compete. It’s an honor to come down here and play. I know they were disappointed in their performance last year, and they have a little chip on their shoulder and want to prove they can play here.
Trent Walker, 14u:
Last year, we under-played big time, went 0-5, and I’m saying right now we’re winning at least two games. All year, we were working toward this. None of the tournaments we played matter as much as this one. Our mentality last year – we were nervous, and this time we just want to focus on coming out and playing baseball.
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