JV Baseball: Irvington vs. Washington

Vikings win final season game in blowout fashion

By Guest Columnist Channing Whitaker

On Friday May 17th at 3:45 pm, Washington High School came into town to take on our Vikings in the final game of the season for the baseball team. In the first two innings, the Vikings struggled to get hits, but at the same time, timely plays by outstanding star pitcher Freshman Marcus Sanchez stranded Washington players on base. Through the 3rd-5th innings, the Vikings gained 6 runs while Washington managed to gain 2 runs at the same time period too. In the top of the 6th inning, the Vikings continued to hold Washington to 2 runs total after getting out of a sticky situation with one out and a runner at third for Washington. While in the bottom of the 6th inning Vikings pulled away with 6 runs as Sophomore Tristan Cummings drove in the final run with a sac fly to center field scoring Freshman Ethan Durand for the 12th run that also drove in a couple runs in the 6 run 6th inning. The Vikings were victorious by the final score of 12-2, making only one error throughout the game, and ending the season on a very high note. Overall, our JV Vikings finished 12-11 overall (MVAL 6-8) which includes sweeps against Kennedy and Moreau.

After the game, I talked to Freshman Nathan Tietz about his thoughts about the final game, overall team, and overall season. He said, “I felt that the last game was a sign of years to come-we have a great core of players on JV that will be helping on Varsity next year. As a team, we were a bunch of players that liked to have fun but we play hard and never quit. It was fun being with these guys through thick or thin, even when we got raddled by injuries. I feel as through our season does not represent what our team is capable of, yet it extraordinary that our team mainly comprised of freshmen to compete with teams made of sophomores and juniors.” For our baseball program at Irvington, there is so much more to come in the upcoming years.