“Going into the game, I felt like we had a really good chance of winning.”
Senior and player Liam Heusel was right. The CHS Varsity Baseball team had a 3-1 victory against John Burroughs this afternoon in the Districts second round game, and will be playing MICDs tomorrow afternoon.
This afternoon, the hounds jumped to an early lead and never gave up. With perseverance and determination, the team had strong defense that carried them to a sweeping victory.
Senior and captain Drew Phelan expresses his pride in his team and their tenacity. “We all felt confident during the game because we got a lead early, and Max was pitching well,” Drew Phelan said. “I think we played well, and making plays defensively helped us out.”
Looking back at their long season, Ethan Heusel, a junior and player on the team, describes how the team has consistently demonstrated a strong work ethic and commitment. “I am very proud to be a part of this team because every player on the team shows a commitment and dedication to the game everyday in practice. Our strengths this year have been our pitchers that pitch very well,” Ethan Heusel said. “We have also seen strength in our hitting this year, we have a lot of power hitters and we get a lot of guys on base.”
Not only does every player show dedication to the sport, but the team has also bonded and everyone supports one another through times of adversity. “We have an energy that doesn’t get down with any adversity,” junior and player Ben Griffiths said. “I am proud of our team.”
Liam Heusel agrees with Griffiths. “We’re resilient and handle adversity well,” Liam Heusel said. “Everyone on the team wants to win, which helps when it comes down to closing out close games.”
With their diligence and powerful support for one another, Drew Phelan is hoping for victory once again tomorrow afternoon. “I’m looking forward to a rematch against MICDs because they beat us earlier this year,” Drew Phelan said. “I am proud of the team because we stayed together through the good and the bad this year.”
The rematch against MICDs will be tomorrow (5/17) at 4:30 pm at John Burroughs.
Ethan Heusel expresses his pride for the team and their season thus far. “I am very proud to be a part of this team because every player on the team shows commitment and dedication to the game everyday in practice,” Ethan Heusel said. “I’m also proud of the fact that we compete well in every game even with a really tough schedule. It just shows how well we play together and how much we love the game.”
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