Newly formed baseball and softball teams take to the practice field
By Trey Youngdahl
UARM has just launched their baseball program and with the Bucks’ first game on Jan. 29 against Paris Junior College, they’ve been working hard in preparation for their first season. The practicing window opened Jan. 4.
With the team being new, Coach Spigner has been grinding to whip his boys into shape for the coming season. The team is made up of mostly freshmen, with the exception of a handful of players that the Bucks picked up from four-year schools.
They aren’t discouraged by their experience level however, considering they were able to effectively compete with the other teams in the thirteen pre-season games in the fall.
Coach Spigner is well known for his time in the late 1980s when he played for the UCA Bears. During that time, he was named All Conference.
After his four years with the Bears, he coached baseball for 28 years and brought the Horatio Lions 18 conference/district championships and five state championships. That experience and the credibility that comes along with it made him the perfect choice to lead the Bucks into their first season.