\r\n\r\n<strong>By Mason E. Haynes<\/strong>\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_25565" align="alignright" width="219"]<img class=" wp-image-25565" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/03\/Coach-Mann-Photo-Revise-1-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="219" height="164" \/> Spartans baseball coach Cory Mann[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The Spartans baseball team has a solid beginning into their 2017 season and Cory Mann is the new coach for the men\u2019s baseball team.<\/h1>\r\nThis will be his second year replacing Ben Routson as coach and he has an encouraging view to help the men\u2019s Spartan baseball team condition for the road ahead.\r\n\r\nMann believes that team bonding is crucial for the Spartan baseball team will keep them competitive against their rivals.\r\n\r\n\u201cWith any team sport you\u2019ve got to have chemistry,\u201d Mann said. \u201cWe do a lot of team building and we try to preach that being part of the team is important and finding a way to make yourself contribute to be a part of the game\u201d.\r\n\r\nAlong with players who are seasoned in playing baseball there are also some new incoming freshmen that will become part of the team. There are new freshmen that join the baseball team each year, and Mann looks forward to training the new athletes along with seasoned veterans.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe got a good nucleus of guys coming back and some new talent coming up, so it\u2019s going to be interesting,\u201d Mann said. \u201cIt\u2019s also going to be a fun year and we\u2019re going to see how far we can get it together and make it.\u201d\r\n\r\nMann also has plans for the team. He intends to continue coaching in the future and pursue the one sport he truly loves: baseball.\r\n\r\n\u201cIn the next five years I hopefully see myself right here building the program, and I hope to keep contending to be successful in our region,\u201d Mann said. \u201cI hope we make it to states and win to see the state title.\u201d\r\n\r\nOne of Mann\u2019s biggest dream\u2019s is to hopefully push the men\u2019s Spartan baseball team to win states at some point in his coaching career.