Hooks hope recent surge has them pointed for continued success

Posted at 7:02 PM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-17 20:08:17-04

It’s still early in the season, but many of the Hooks players already have experienced the highs and lows of a long season.

Right now, there have been more highs than lows.

After losing six in a row, the Hooks currently are riding a three-game winning streak.

There have been a lot of great individual moments for the players. Catcher Chuckie Robinson crushed a walk-off homer the other night.

And outfielder Ronnie Dawson already has cracked two homers in pressure-paced situations.

This is all part of the grind. A long season where these players must remain focused.

“The highs and lows of baseball are hard,” Dawson said. “I’ve had some big highs already, but I have also had some big lows, too.

“Before this homestand, I was stuck in a four-game hitless streak, striking out a couple of times. But with the lows come some highs also.”

Dawson hopes the recent surge will help his team build its confidence.

“The biggest thing for us as a team is having teammates that keep you even-keeled,” he said. “You have to work hard every day because with the highs there will be lows. So having a great group of guys around you in the clubhouse helps with confidence. Makes it easier to handle the lows.”

The Hooks finish their homestand tonight before traveling to Amarillo to start a three-game series with the Sod Poodles on Thursday night.