Baseball bleachers priority for new coach

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Making sure Chelsea baseball fans always have a place to sit is a top priority for new Hornets head coach Chad Horn.

&uot;The main thing I want to do is make that ballpark look great,&uot; Horn said. &uot;We’re working on getting bleachers. We haven’t had any permanent ones in the last seven years.&uot;

Horn, who has served as pitching coach for Chelsea the past two seasons, took over the

head coaching position this summer after the resignation of Brian Chambers.

Chambers will remain the athletic director and football coach at Chelsea Middle School.

Chelsea went undefeated in Area 8 play last season, clinching the school’s second straight area title.

The Hornets advanced to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs after finishing the regular season with a 20-3 record.

Horn said he would like to build on that success.

&uot;I’m looking forward to going a little further than we have the past couple of years,&uot; he said. &uot;These kids know how to win. That’s one of the best things as a head coach coming in, it’s that these kids know how to win.&uot;

Chelsea will have some holes to fill, particularly at catcher, where team leader James Ward has graduated.

Senior Doug Pate will serve as Chelsea’s No. 1 pitcher next season in what looks to be a strong point for the Hornets