GreyWolves (Lacche): Baseball at this level of course needs talent; but how much is winning also about the "mental/academic" focus and preparation?
Coach Barchus: It's very important. Most of the players at the college level need to understand that one day, their baseball career is going to end. If they aren't taking their academics seriously, they are going to have a hard time when that day comes. As far as winning goes, the higher the level, the more the game becomes a mental battle. At this level, everyone is talented, so the goal is for our guys prepare themselves mentally to be dialed in for nine innings. That will be huge for our group this year!