The 2015 season starts like the last one ended.
A doubleheader against Botkyrka.
“We’re going to have a great season,” says Jason Norderum.
The long trip up to Seagull Park in Stockholm probably won’t feel as long as it did last season. Jason Norderum is excited about the club.
“So far, it’s a completely different feel as far as team energy and chemistry goes. And it’s a good feeling!”
The club’s other import, Coleman Lukas, has taken the reins as the Sharks’ head coach and if you’ve been out to Shark Park this spring, you’ve seen a whole new ball club.
“Coleman deserves a lot of credit, if not all of it. He is a great head coach and is doing things that a ball club should be doing and he’s doing it with a positive attitude.”
The 2014 season was not what you would call a success. Although it did end on a positive note with the Sharks taking a doubleheader at Shark Park to stay in the Elite series. But with the Karlskoga Bats withdrawal for this season, Botkyrka too will play Elite series baseball in 2015.
“Yes, I remember them from last season. They have a lot of big guys taking big swings and are looking to hit the ball out of the yard. It will be a challenge,” Norderum says.
The regional team opens up the season against the Malmö Pilots on Sunday. The Pilots won the southern regional series last season but Norderum is going down to Malmö looking for wins.
“Malmö is always a very competitive group of guys. But the regional team is on a good path, everybody is excited, everybody has improved. I think Malmö is gonna be in for a big surprise when the Sharks roll into town.”