Swinging into a new season

The varsity baseball team starts their journey with a new lineup and new goals

On Tuesday, March 21, MCHS’s varsity baseball team played and hosted their first game against Streamwood High School.

Krystal Zamudio, Staff Writer

Baseball season has begun, and he team has high expectations following their accomplishment of making history at MCHS by going to State for the first time during last season.
The varsity lineup compared to last year has changed drastically, from their lineup consisting mostly of seniors to now juniors with a few seniors. This year will be and has been a big adjustment for the team.

“I think the season will go very well this year,” explained Kale Keegan, a senior varsity second baseman. “Sure, many of the starters from last year were seniors and are no longer here, but we still have a strong roster with a lot of talent and depth.”

Along with losing most of their seniors this year, they lost many role models who played in captain-like roles. This year the team does not have official captains. However,the team has decided that Lleyton Grubich and Cooper Cohn will take the responsibility of guiding the team to success.

“I would say all the upperclassmen are captains. I state this because they motivate me as well as everyone through this new experience,” explained Kadin Borck, varsity outfield/pitcher. “If I had to choose a couple, the main ones that take charge and I look up to would be Cooper Cohn and Lleyton Grubich.“

Working on staying positive as a team involves working tremendously at practices to keep the team on the right track to success.

“We use all the hard work we put in with countless practice hours and don’t let it go to waste, “ said Peyton Sensabough, a varsity outfield/catcher.

The baseball team played their first game against Streamwood High School on March 21 at Peterson Park. With all the hard work they put in during preseason, they won the game 1-0.

“It was our first game of the year, but I knew the guys would play well and get the job done,” explained Aiden Wasik, varsity pitcher.

Getting their first win gave them the confidence they needed to start off this season. The team will continue to keep their positive energy throughout the season.

“Confidence is high and we can use it” explained Cooper Cohn, varsity catcher/pitcher. “Getting that first game out of the way helps so much with letting these younger guys kind of just relax and play their game now.”

Moving forward with newfound confidence and a great amount of relief after playing their first game, the team will be working to push one another to get to the playoffs again.

“Moving forward through the season we are pushing to make another playoff run this year.” said Jacob Wagner, varsity pitcher.

As they swing into their season with a first game win, the boys will continue to feed off each other’s energy and work hard to make sure this season is a success in many ways.