Redhawks fight for first


Michael Martin

The Redhawks baseball team could not come out on top on Tuesday with a loss to the Independence Knights. “We didn’t execute the game plan very well, all year we’ve been saying to continue to build the lead even when we’re up, but that didn’t happen,” head coach Scott McGarrh said.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

It was a tough weekend for the Redhawks on the diamond – dropping consecutive away games to both Reedy and Memorial. What started as a 7-2 loss at Reedy on Friday snowballed into another loss 3-2. With these losses the Redhawks drop out of first place spot in District 9-5A and fall into a 4 way tie for second place. With two district games left in such a tight race, wins are now crucial for the Redhawks.

“We felt content with our position and thought we could just show up and beat them,” junior, 3B Cooper Wixon said via text. “We want to take this next week one game at a time and make sure that we control how we play.”

As the Redhawks now move to take on new district leader Lone Star beginning at Lone Star on Tuesday at 7 p.m. they hope to build off of the positives that have remained intact over the course of the season. 

Junior outfielder Ryan Healey believes that these skills will be important in facing the Rangers this week. 

“I think our pitchers did their part to help us be successful, now we just need to bring our offense together and help our pitchers out,” Healey said via text. “We just need to stick with who we are and play our game – not try to do too much, but scrap for runs and play hard.”