Sports Spotlight on Preston Tescher | VideoScott Westerberg | 6/6/2012
Tescher isn`t much for leaving things to chance. When he`s in the game, whether it`s at quarterback or catcher, Tescher wants his hand in the action.
"You get to call the plays or the pitches. You kind of control what`s going to happen hopefully."
"He`s really athletic. He knows every situation. I depend on his a lot for calling my pitches and setting me a nice target for me to hit," Governors teammate Trent Bohan.
And over the last couple years, when Tescher is involved, good things seem to happen. In 2010, the Saints football team ended an 18 year drought of region titles, and the past two springs St. Mary`s has qualified for the state baseball tournament. Something else that hadn`t happened in a number of years.
"Junior year of football and baseball the last two years cause we made state and St. Mary`s hasn`t made state in a long time, so just making it to state in all these sports that I`ve been in," he said.
Now Tescher is off join the Marauders football program in the fall. His older brother Adam finished his career this past season, and set the bar pretty high for Preston. But while Adam made his mark on the offensive line, Preston is planning to find a home in the defensive backfield.
"I`ve talked to a couple guys and they`re like, `You`re Tescher`s little brother?` cause he`s 300 pounds and I`m 180, so it`s a big difference, they didn`t even recognize me."
With Legion baseball taking up a good chunk of the summer, Tescher had a few doubts as to whether he`d get behind the plate for the Governors.
"It thought about doing just football stuff, lifting and going camps and getting ready for that, but the coaches called me in during the off season of baseball and convinced me it might be the last time you every play baseball. Why don`t you come in and enjoy it. Football`s going to be there the next four or five years, enjoy your last summer cause we`re suppose to be pretty good."
If history is any indication, when Preston Tescher is involved, good things happen.
Tescher and the Governors begin their season tomorrow with a nine-inning game at-home against Mitchell, South Dakota.
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