Varsity Baseball In Trouble
The varsity boys baseball team lost to Eastlake April 11, 11-2, bumping their record to five wins and six losses. The boys have four remaining games in their schedule. The next four games are crucial to get a spot in playoffs.
The next game is April 18 vs Hanks. Out of the remaining four games, three of the opponents are fighting for a playoff spot. Hanks, Del Valle and Horizon will all be contesting the Highlanders for the bottom three spots in playoffs.
There’s no doubt the upcoming challenge will be difficult but some of the players embrace the pressure. Junior Jose Malero said these are the games he lives for.
“The more difficult the game the more fun it becomes,” Malero said. Malero went on to add on that the closing four games are super important and the concentration on each and every one of these games is crucial.
The team were on a winning streak of two games before losing to first place Eastlake Falcons. Now the boys will try to regain momentum as they face the Knights.
“These next few games are not only important in the way that if we win we make playoffs, but we’d be entering playoffs with a giant swing of momentum,” senior Adrian Vegas said. Vegas went on to say that the momentum gained can be a major key for going far in playoffs.
Most of the team expressed how proud they are of their accomplishments already but don’t plan to stop anytime soon. At the beginning of the season the team had said their goal was to make playoffs.
“We’ve worked hard enough all season to put ourselves in the position to accomplish our goal. Now that we’re here we have to work harder than we have before,” junior Isaac Farris said. Farris said his team is ready for the challenges and focused on their goals.
By Christopher Diaz