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(Photo used with permission by Leila Miller)
Sophomore Leila Miller manages the junior varsity baseball team.

 

Sophomore Leila Miller has been the junior varsity baseball team manager for two years, a position she received since her dad, Josh Miller,  is the head coach.

As team manager, Miller said she has many tasks. 

“I write the lineup cards, talk to other coaches, do game changer (scorekeeping, live video streaming, and team management), and catch [the baseball] when they warm up,” Miller said. 

Miller said she handles team criticism by ignoring it. 

“Most of the time they’re joking. I don’t listen to them. I laugh at them,” Miller said. 

Gamechanger is a task Miller has achieved, while a drawback is not catching the baseballs. 

“I used to be bad at gamechanger my freshman year, but now my strength is game changer. My weakness is not catching the baseballs during warmups,” Miller said. 

Though the team has hardships, Miller calms them down. 

“I try to calm them down. They get really mad. I tell them that it’s going to be okay,” Miller said. 

One thing Miller has really enjoyed while being on the team was last year’s team banquet.

“My favorite memory was at the banquet last year when Schneider gave me [Raising] Cane’s gift cards,” Miller said. 

 

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Suham Alhamad, Social Media Editor
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  • I'm excited to be taking photos of games and adding additions to the newspaper and its website. 

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