Before returning to the team he loves last year, Conchs Manager Ralph Henriquez had not coached for about seven years. Every day back has been even more enjoyable than the previous, and the veteran skipper is really enjoying working with the players again.
Key West is coming off its most successful season in years, in which the club won 24 games and advanced to the regional championship. The club’s hope at adding their 11th state title ended when host North Broward Prep hit a walk-off home run. As painful as the extra-inning road loss was, it does not take away from the great baseball the team played last season.
There was excitement in the community, and everyone agreed the team was back to playing Conchs Baseball. Heading into a new season there still remains much of that electricity in the air. Everyone is excited for the start of the season and confident the team is maintaining tradition.