by Jackson Hongtong ’21
The varsity baseball team took an unfortunate loss early-on in the playoffs last year to Howard. Another loss for the team was the nine graduated seniors who defined last year’s team. Coach Sean Davis and his Warriors now look to welcome the new players while having confidence in the team’s ability to win this season.
“I feel that we are a very talented team that can compete at state level,” said Davis.
Despite his talented roster, Davis feels the team has had their inconsistencies early on. This might hurt them in the season with Davis saying that many of their pitchers were seniors. He believes that the younger guys will step up and his team will push through the struggles and be a strong and competitive team in May.
In the absence of the graduated seniors, Davis said that he is expecting leadership and performance from veteran players like junior Michael Bouma, junior Bradshaw Steeley, junior Ben Vok, and senior Michael Mbony.
Davis believes that this year every game is important. During the season, they will come against teams like Northwest, BCC, and Whitman who have all been good challenges for Sherwood in previous years. The team will also have to cross paths with a strong team in last year’s State Champions, Poolesville.
The first game of the season is after spring break on Tuesday, April 3, at Whitman at 7. Davis and his Warriors plan to have a good win and a strong start to the new season.