Baseball hits home


Michael Martin

Baseball walks out of the weekend looking to recover before games Tuesday and Friday. After a loss that ended a three game win streak, the team is eager to get back to work.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

Baseball was able to orchestrate a reversal of fortunes on Friday at The Nest when they defeated the District 9-5A leading Heritage Coyotes 6-5, moving the Redhawks to 6-3 and in second place at the halfway point of the season. 

For senior, outfielder, Jeremy Hussey, the win comes as a result of committed practice hours, with the Redhawks’ collective theme of ‘buying in’ providing contrast from the season’s shaky beginnings. 

“In practice, we have been doing a lot of offensive work to improve our approaches at the plate. We have also been doing a lot of defensive work, to prepare us for our opponents offensive style,” Hussey said via text. “For example, we knew that Centennial would bunt a-lot, so that week we worked diligently on bunt defense.”

After Heritage, the Redhawks begin several two-game series against West-Frisco rivals such as Wakeland and Reedy. The Redhawks open this stretch on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., visiting the Racoons of Frisco High School.

Players such as junior, catcher, Logan Bernanke believe that the momentum carried from the Heritage victory will make an impact against the 2-7 Racoons. 

“I think coming off winning against a really good hitting team has given us the confidence that we as well can hit and control the game with good defense and good pitching,” Bernanke said via text. “We have been really focused in practice and we believe we can compete for a position in playoffs.”