Baseball season swung into action


Emily Vetvick

After COVID-19 cut baseball season short last year, the team in finally taking the mound again. The team ended their Friday and Saturday tournament 3-1-1.

Remi Williams, Sports Editor

Nearly a year after its last game, the Redhawks baseball team swung into action Friday and Saturday at the 380 Invitational tournament with the team beating Plano West, McKinney North and McKinney Boyd, to end the weekend 3-1-1.

“We play in the best tourneys in the area, playing top 5A and 6A programs,” head coach Scott McGarrh said. “I believe that playing a tough schedule prepares us for our tough district. We see the opposing team’s best arms, which helps our guys to be better prepared for district.”

With the team’s season ending short last year due to COVID-19, McGarrh is excited to see how his players will perform.

“We want to see all the hard work they have put into the offseason pay off,” McGarrh said. “This is a special group. They played very well to start last season, we are senior heavy with a few of the top juniors in the state, we are wanting to see it all come together. We also have a few key roles we have to fill and the tourneys will answer those questions.”

Helping lead the way for the Redhawks pitching staff was University of Nebraska commit Chandler Benson, who gave up two hits in a complete game shutout of McKinney Boyd.

“All confidence going through my head,” Benson said. “Knowing that my team has my back in any situation and just focusing on pounding the strike zone.”