Baseball Starts Strong


Varsity baseball earned their first win of the season with a narrow 4-2 victory over visiting Richard Montgomery HS on March 24.

Junior pitcher Mickey Van Gieson led the way for the Rams on defense, earning seven strikeouts and allowing only two runs in six innings. Senior Joey Cornwell was able to seal the Rams two run victory in the seventh inning, holding the Rockets to zero runs.

“Mickey did an outstanding job minimizing pitches and keeping them off balance,” varsity head coach Farron Riggs said. “Joey came in the last inning and really threw well with some solid defense behind him.”

Van Gieson also led the team in hits with two, followed by sophomore Mark Guthrie, junior Andrew Brown and seniors Joey Cornwell and Ben Glod all with one respectively.

The Rams, a team comprised of eight juniors, have been forced to deal with a variety of game cancellations and indoor practices. Coming into the game, the team was ready to make the transition back to normality.

“I was pretty relaxed, but I think we were all really eager to get out on the field,” Van Gieson said.

With their first win under their belt, the Rams can begin to properly assess what improvements are needed in order to continue their success. One of the areas in need of improvement is hitting, as the team left Glod stranded on third after the senior’s crushing triple, striking out on three consecutive at-bats.

Overall, the squad is happy to start out on the right foot, something they failed to accomplish last season starting out 0-2.

“Right now all we have to do is go out and repeat,” Riggs said. “And whenever you beat your crosstown rival, it’s always a good feeling.”