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Varsity Baseball Falls Short in Warrior Tournament

By Kate Connors, Social Media Director

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Reed Harrington '18 and Nicky Manasso '18 jump for joy after a catch from Harrington.

Starting on Thursday, March 1, the Warriors competed in their hosted tournament. The games brought many Westwood classes out to the field to show support and enjoy the start of the baseball season. Over the three days, the Warriors finished with a record of 1-4, winning only one game.

On Thursday, the Warriors first took on the Anderson Trojans and lost 6-4. This game allowed for Nicky Manasso ‘18 and Jake Morrow ‘18 to pitch. The following game against the JJ Pearce Mustangs was a win for the Warriors, 5-0. Pitches by Mason Flood ‘19 and Chad Dixon ‘18 got the other team out consistently.

“I was really proud of how everybody fought against Lake Travis and JJ Pearce, but we have a lot to improve on going into district and we all need to make adjustments,” Manasso said.

The following day, the first game against Lake Travis resulted in a close 4-3 loss. With great pitches by Marshall Dean ‘18 and catches in the field by Trevor Borses ‘18 and Reed Harrington ’18, the Warriors led for most of the game. However, in the last inning the Warriors could not stop the Lake Travis players from getting around the bases. That night, the Warriors competed against the Woodlands. After consistent game play, the exhaustion seemed to set in for the team. Though Harrington and Dean were able to score for the Warriors, they ultimately they lost 7-2.

In their final game of the tournament on Saturday, the Warriors took on Belton. Peter Fagan ‘19 and Kyle Clement ‘19 pitched, but could not hold the Belton team which caused the Warriors to lose 4-1.

“The games didn’t go as well as we wanted them too, and we have a lot a lot of things that we need to work on and fix going forward,” Morrow said. “If we can focus on throwing strikes and pitching to contact on the mound, we can really start putting together some good games.”

The Warriors will take on Anderson again in their next game at home on Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m.. Go Wood.

About the Writer
Kate Connors, Social Media Director
Hey! My name is Kate and I am in the class of 2018. (SENIOR YEAR!!) This is my second year in student press and I am still loving it! I am a sports photographer/writer and the social media director. I also like taking pictures of my friends and pretty sunsets, but mainly dogs. Dogs occupy the majority of my thoughts because they are amazing animals. I enjoy being with my amazing friends, watching whole Netflix series in a week, and singing to Disney songs in the car. #gowood!!
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