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Baseball at the Vikings Stadium!

Kai discusses playing baseball at US Bank Stadium and going on a spring break trip with his team.

Kai discusses playing baseball at US Bank Stadium and going on a spring break trip with his team.

Back from spring break

We’re back from our two-week spring break to start the third term of the academic year. It’s my favorite time at Carleton: Spring Term. Spring equals warmer weather, longer days, and baseball season. It is going to be an exciting term to follow along with me! I just declared my major. Additionally, I have a great course load and joined a research lab. I look forward to finalizing summer internship/fall study abroad plans, finishing my Sophomore Year writing portfolio, and enjoying Spring term traditions. But to start off the blog for Spring Term, I need to catch up on a cool thing that I did in the final week of winter term.

Students sit on the lawn of the Mini Bald Spot
The weather is finally starting to feel like spring!

The beginning of baseball season

Our first games of the baseball season began on March 8. Excitingly, we got to start off by playing at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, the $1 billion dome that serves as the home field for the Minnesota Vikings. Now, you may be wondering how we play baseball at a football stadium, but with such a large, airy facility and 73,000 person capacity, it can work, and it works well. Just take a look at this picture, featuring our assistant coach Mick Williams.

Mick at the Stadium
Assistant Coach Mick Williams at US Bank Stadium

It was an incredible experience to play 3 games at US Bank Stadium. We started off with two great wins and a tough loss, giving us a solid start to the season. We also took a trip to sunny Southern California, playing top competition there. It was a wonderful way to spend spring break. It also prepared us well for our conference season, as we chase a playoff berth in one of the best D3 athletic conferences in the country. Now that we’re back at Carleton, here’s to a great spring term!

Kai is a sophomore from Charlottesville, VA, who probably spends too much time enjoying meals (and desserts) with friends in the dining halls. He is a prospective double major in Political Science and Psychology, potential Public Policy Minor as well. He loves volunteering for Project Friendship, playing piano at the Weitz, hanging out at Sayles, taking walks around the Lakes or in the Arb, and pitching/playing infield for the baseball team. Meet the other bloggers!