The Des Moines Area Community College baseball team prides itself on hitting the fastball and the Bears have been doing a lot of that the past few weeks. Coach Dan Fitzgerald’s team has won 19 of its last 20 games and during that stretch is averaging better than 11 runs per game.
They started off 6-1 and then lost 7 straight on a trip down south before getting back on track. Fitzgerald’s team works year round on hitting and the focus is on catching up with the fastball.
The Bears have played in the division two junior college World Series for three straight years and the expectation level for the program is high. “I think our guys come to DMACC knowing that, we’re very up front telling them we will play with a target on our back,” Fitzgerald says.
Fitzgerald says the program has been built with players who are highly motivated and feel baseball is important too them.
The Bears return to action on Tuesday at home against Dakota County.