The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is the coach of the No. 1 ranked team in Massachusetts, Austin Prep coach Jonathan Pollard.
Austin Prep, a MIAA Division 3 powerhouse, has started the season 10-0 with victories against several of the other teams in NEBJ’s list of top 10 teams. Pollard sits down with The Base Path Podcast host Dan Guttenplan to discuss his team’s perfect first half of the season.
“We have a bull’s eye on us, and I think most schools circle us on the calendar and want to bring their best that day,” Pollard said. “We embrace that challenge. Part of embracing that is absolutely not looking beyond anyone. Conference play is conference play. We try to get the best of the best outside of the conference, and that’s reflected in the rankings … It’s very fortunate that we’re ranked No. 1 right now, but our goal is to be ranked No. 1 at the end of June.”
Austin Prep is led by Virginia commit Evan Blanco — one of five Division 1 commits on this year’s roster. Pollard and his staff have also helped two players earn opportunities with D2 and D3 programs.