RIVERDALE -- The perspective of the local 1-A baseball teams has certainly changed in the past few years.
Last year, St. Joseph made a deep push in the playoffs with the help of players like Logan Froerer and Taylor Gallegos. This year's team is somewhat different with a number of youthful players trying to gain some experience.
The same could not be said for Christian Heritage. After having a couple of successful seasons, the team was disbanded because not enough players were able to take the field for the Crusaders.
This year, the Crusaders are once again back in Region 17 with a chance to be successful -- all because of some of the hard work on the players' parts.