by Jackson Hongtong ‘21
Boys varsity baseball is ready for the upcoming season as they look to go far in the playoffs. The Warriors went 18-1 in the regular season last year and looked to be one of the toughest teams in the area. However, they suffered a 4-3 loss at home against Urbana in a game that led into extra innings. This loss was the second in a row in the second round of the playoffs after having stellar regular seasons.
After only losing a few players to graduation, team unity should be at a high level which hopefully will show on the field.
“I think that team chemistry is a huge factor in our success. I have a group of guys that cares about each other, which pushes them to work hard for each other,” said Coach Sean Davis.
The team includes three players who will play collegiate baseball. Senior Michael Bouma who committed to Maryland; senior Ben Vok who will play for Frostburg State, and junior Luke Cheng who already has verbally committed to Illinois State.
“I think our biggest strength is our experience. We have a lot of guys returning, so I think as a team we’re going to be able to lean on these guys to help lead the team and achieve our goals,” said Cheng.
“We always set three goals … Win the division, win the region, and win the state. Hopefully we can make a run at all three,” said Davis.