Baseball Swings Deep

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Lauren Stewart

Chris Perry ‘11 tries to make contact with an outside pitch while defensive players look on.

Annie Odell, Staff Writer

The baseball team continues the season with a strong sense of determination, hard work and commitment.

Luckily most of the teams starting athletes are returning from last year, and the new additions are a great help. “The new additions have made a big impact this year” said Drew Jackson ‘12. The new team is pushing themselves to add to their history of excellence.

With new athletes and a strong desire to carry out their NCS title, captains Tyler Davis ‘11 and Andy Joss ‘11 believe the season will be a great success.

“We don’t have one weak player. Our entire team is filled with great talent, and our pitching staff is solid,” said Jackson.

The baseball team competed against  Analy on Mar. 17 winning 7-0, against Acalanes on March 29 winning 8-6, against Doughtery Valley on March 31 winning 6-0, against San Marin on April 9, losing 1-0, and against Campolindo on April 14, losing 8-2.

“Spencer Marx ‘12 and James have been dominant on the mound so far with Paddy O’Brien ‘12 calling the pitches behind the plate,” said Jackson.

The team practices every day after school from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., along with Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11am. Practices have gone so well that  the team constantly hits balls into the Miramonte swim pool.   This interfers with the swim team that practices at the same time as the baseball team.

“We would love to win NCS for the 3rd straight year, but first we are focused on taking the league title” said James.

The team’s next games are at Dublin on April 21, against Alhambra on April 26, against Acalanes at home on April 27, against St. Vincent de Paul at home on April 29 and against Archer on May 3.

“We are great at playing as a team, and stringing runs together when they are needed. The chemistry is tight, everybody loves everybody,” said Jackson.