If the coaches sound like broken records, preaching focusing on today and ignoring the outside noise, it might be because great minds think alike. Their methods have proven successful and their players believe in their systems.
When talent and focus come together, watch out. That combination could have a fair number of local squads playing deep into June.
Around the Horn, a column on North Shore high school baseball, appears every Wednesday during the spring season in The Salem News. Contact assistant sports editor Matt Williams at 978-338-2669, MWilliams@salemnews.com and follow him on Twitter @MattWilliams_SN. #StrikeOutALS.