Red River's Sorenson adding a do it yourself twist to training

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GRAND FORKS -- Brody Sorenson usually helps his dad at his shop, Finest Auto Trim, during the week.

Now, the shop has a different way of helping Sorenson.

Since he's not able to work out with his full team, Sorenson was looking for unique ways to help stay ready in case a season would is played.

So he went to the back of the shop and put together a makeshift batting cage, one he uses constantly with a few of his teammates.

"Anything in a baseball aspect, even just being an atmosphere that’s baseball related," Sorenson said. "It keeps your mind in the game, just keeps your body having hope that it’ll come around sooner or later."


This is part of the way Sorenson is keeping his connection to the sport he is missing so much. A senior for Red River, this was the year he always looked forward to.

With the announcement from the NDHSAA that spring sports will stay suspended indefinitely, sometimes it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

"You’re working all the way up to your senior year, that varsity year, you have all this anticipation for it," Sorenson said. "Having it taken away from you, as your last year, it’s really hard."

An All-EDC player a season ago, his baseball career is not over yet, even if the season picks back up. Sorenson is committed to play baseball in college at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

Still, it's hard to sit in limbo as long as he has. Even something as small as building his own personal batting cage that he and his teammates can use is making a difference.

"Being locked inside, you want to get out, you’re itching to get outside," Sorenson said. "You still find those little things in life that still bring some positivity to you even though it is a really bad time."

Zach Staton joined WDAY as a sports reporter in 2018. He grew up in Salem, Virginia loving any sport he could play or watch. Staton graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in Communication Studies before getting his Master's in Broadcast and Digital Journalism with a Sports Communication Emphasis from Syracuse University.
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