Baseball Bouncing Into State

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By Efren Acevedo

As the baseball season comes to a wrap, it’s not done just yet.

In the first game of the season, the boys varsity team won against Johnstown’s Roosevelt High School, outscoring them 8-5. The next two games were lost, one being against Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Arizona resulting in a score of 4-1. The third game of the season was in Mesa, Arizona against Mountain View High School with one of the worst scores of the season, 10-0. After this, the Farmers got back on track and went on an impressive nine game winning streak.

On Saturday April 12, the boys varsity team faced off against the D’Evelyn Jaguars at All Star Park. The Jaguars started on offense in the top of the first inning, but it ended quickly as the Farmers tried to make the opposing team avoid first base. It was the bottom of the first inning as the Farmers were the first ones to put points on the scoreboard, 2-0. Finally in the bottom of the second inning the Jaguars scored one point. In the end the Farmers won 14-9 and throughout the game not once did the Jaguars take the lead.

This year there are four seniors, Nic Ricigliano, Alcario Torrez, Austin White, and Lane Wagoner. In the game against D’Evelyn, Ricigliano hit two home runs.

“On our team we are all key players because we all do our part” says catcher Dante Decarlo, junior.

If the Farmers want to keep on being a great team then the others will have to step it up. Hopefully the boys can end this year on a good note. “I think this is the year that we go to state, especially with our seniors who are the power hitters of the team” said Decarlo. The team is currently 16-3.

So far the Farmers rank 20th in the state and rank 1232 across the nation. The Farmers average .375 in batting, also they have a fielding percentage of .927. The Farmers will hopefully go to state and win it all.