His decade-long tenure leading the Golden Eagles varsity hard-ball program has produced a fair amount of bright spots and rough patches.
To date, their 2013 campaign is going through much of the same.
Eagle’s Landing — 2-8 heading into play this week — has yet to hit its stride this season … but, a turnaround could be just around the corner.
The Henry Neighbor recently caught up with Evans to talk baseball — from the big picture to his team’s prospects.
on managing expectations
“Progress doesn’t usually come without [struggling] … as long as you keep doing all the right things and [executing] when the time comes, good things are bound to happen.”
on the team’s star lineup
“We lost around five players to graduation from last year’s team. Now, outside of [junior centerfielder] Corey [Holloway], I would say our impact players are:
“Fontayne Washington, who’s a senior pitcher/infielder. Then we have Nick Cruz, a junior catcher/pitcher.
“Jaquaan Lee is a senior outfielder who can do some good things for us. Senior first baseman Angelo Carristuillo is pretty solid. Then we have [junior] Bradley Dewberry at shortstop.”
on his club’s defining traits
“We do have experience. We just gotta improve in certain aspects. But, we’re getting better game by game — which is all I can ask for right now.”
on his team’s Achilles heel
“Base running is really hurting us right now. We’ve gotta get better on the bases … and defensively.”
on the big picture
“It’s true — we are getting better game by game. We’re more competitive now than at the beginning of the season.
“For us, it’s just a matter of putting a complete game together … we do that, I feel we can beat anybody.”