High School Baseball

Barrington's Patrick Dehnert moves to first base

Barrington's Patrick Dehnert moves to first base

Summer baseball was a time of adjustment for Barrington senior-to-be Patrick Dehnert. Dehnert learned a new position and improved his hitting by playing with the Broncos' summer league team. After putting up strong numbers during the high school season while playing third base and outfield, Dehnert hit better than .450 over the summer and became a first baseman, according to coach Pat Wire. "He seemed to have multiple hit games every game," Wire said. "I'm sure he was sad to see the summer season end." Dehnert said he got plenty of batting practice over the summer — both in games and on his own — and had ample opportunity to grow comfortable in...