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Cedar Ridge Demolishes Varsity Baseball

Kate Connors

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Catcher Kody Clements '17 throws the ball back after the pitch.

The varsity baseball team took on the Cedar Ridge Raiders on Friday, April 28 in their final game of the season. While the team lost 2-11, the boys kept their spirits high and enjoyed their season closer.

To start the game, the Warriors quickly were able to get to base, but could not get back to home. In the bottom of the first inning, Nolan Tenpas ‘17 pitched first for the Warriors. However, the Raiders quickly hit balls to the out field including one home run that allowed for eight runs. Before the inning was over, Jake Morrow ‘18 came in to pitch in an effort to get the Raiders out.

“I wasn’t too worried about how the game turned out, at this point in the season,” Morrow said. “I was more worried about enjoying our time with the seniors and closing out our season on a positive note, win or lose.”

Moving forward, the Warriors powered on as Chad Dixon ‘18 scored a run after a strong hit from Colton Kifer ‘19. This kept the team’s momentum up and allowed them to hold the Raiders for the next two innings. This was possible with good plays in the field by Cooper Carroll ‘17 and Reed Harrington ‘18. In the top of the fourth inning, Dixon was able to score another run which brought the score to 2-8.

“Our energy was very high throughout the game,” Morrow said. “Everyone was excited and pumped to play, we all were having a good time and we’re enjoying our last game together.”

In the final innings, the Raiders scored three more runs. This resulted in the pitchers switching two more times allowing Trevor Borses ‘18 and Dixon to have time on the mound. The Warriors continued to hit the ball, but were unable to match the Raiders score and lost 2-11.

“It’s sad to think that that was the last time I’ll play baseball I’m gonna miss it but at the same time I’m excited to move on to college and get ready for intramural softball,” senior Carroll said. “We had high hopes coming into this season and things didn’t turn out the way that we wished and even though we didn’t perform to our full potential it was still a great year and I loved the team.”

The Warriors finished their season with a record of 1-11. They will continue to train in the off season in preparation for the season next spring. Go Wood.

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