Baseball rolls out of game Friday


Michael Martin

Back to back games throughout the season has given the Redhawks a chance to adjust and reassess the way they play each round. Closing out their second game against Frisco, the Redhawks walk away one game stronger.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

Keeping the pressure on Heritage High School, the baseball team is one game behind the first place Coyotes heading into Tuesday’s District 9-5A game when the Redhawks host Wakeland.

The Redhawks came away with a last minute win at home on Friday, scoring a single run in the 7th and last inning of a scoreless game to defeat the Frisco Raccoons. This closes out the series against Frisco, with the Redhawks achieving their second series sweep of the season. 

Senior 2B Lawson Towne, who scored the winning run in Friday’s game,believes the close game experience will energize the team down the home stretch.

“It felt amazing, I got to round third and wave at the dugout goodbye,” Towne said. “They were talking smack the whole game, it was great.”

Tuesday’s game against Wakeland is just the latest big game for Redhawks as they are just a game up on Wakeland in the district standings.

For junior OF Ryan Healey, the Redhawks’ in-practice preparation will be a crucial factor in determining Tuesday’s outcome. 

“We need to watch out for bunting, and that’s pretty much it,” Healey said. “I believe that our pitching is going to be good and as long as we cover bunts we will be fine.”