The offense has improved and so has the Storm Lake St. Mary’s baseball team according to coach Ryan Berg. The Panthers are 14-3 on the season and ranked fifth in the latest class 1A poll. Berg says offense was their area of weakness last year and he knew if they improved that, they would have success.

Berg says experience and added maturity have helped spur added run production. He says most of the starters have been starting either two, three or four years and have seen a lot of good pitching. Berg says they’ve also changed a few things in the way they hit.

The Panthers always play a tough schedule and Berg says this season is no different, as he says northwest Iowa has a solid baseball tradition.