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New Era: Baseball returns to Clark County for first time in 40 years

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For the first time in 40 years baseball is back at Clark County High School, where the Indians are focused on learning the game and setting a foundation for the future of the program. For the first time in 40 years baseball is back at Clark County High School, where the Indians are focused on learning the game and setting a foundation for the future of the program.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- For the first time in 40 years high school baseball is back at Clark County, and it's caught on quickly, where over 20 players were dressed this week for the Indians first home game since 1973.

"It's awesome having baseball at Clark County," senior outfielder Caleb Trump told WGEM Sports.

"We come out here every day, we haven't had much practice out on the field but we're getting it in and we'll eventually get it."

"The expectations are lets learn baseball, and that's what we've been doing for the last two or three weeks," added Clark County head coach Jerry Jerome.

"We're getting better every day and hopefully we'll keep on getting better."

Jerome has vast experience as a head coach from all levels on the diamond over his career, but starting from the ground level is a new challenge that is as demanding as anything he's taken on.

"I thought that I'd never have a chance to be a head coach in baseball anymore," he expressed.

"I thought that this would be a great challenge late in my career and I know how bad Clark County wanted baseball. They're been wanting it up here for a long, long time."

Year one won't be easy and wins will be tough to come by, but setting a foundation for the future is a realistic goal that everyone in an Indian uniform is striving for.
    
"Every day is a long day because it takes some much time going over it, teaching, and the repetition because baseball is a repetition game," Jerome expressed.

"Batting practice the same way, fielding practice the same way, it just takes a lot of repetition if you want to be a good baseball player."

Through three games the Indians are yet to get their first victory in this new era on the diamond.

The next chance will come Tuesday night where they travel to Macon for a match-up against the Tigers.
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