Baseball players slide into new season


Many players look forward to a great season, including Matthew Schmitz, '20.

by Ashley Steele

Of the Gleaner


“It really is going to be a great year for the baseball team,” said Matthew Schmitz, ‘20. “I feel like we are going to have a lot of success.”

The Boys Baseball team is eager to get into the swing of their season. Many players have had great seasons in the past, but are looking forward to seeing what a fresh start can do for them.

“We lost a lot of seniors and it might hurt us, but in the long run it will let us start over,” Schmitz, ‘20, said. “There are some freshmen who are playing up this year that will help the team a lot.”

Tommy Specht, ‘22, is a freshman who will be playing varsity this season. Specht is more excited than nervous to play with the upperclassmen.

“I am especially excited to get out on that field and play with new people,” Specht said.

Specht plays outfield, but is hoping to bat an average of .500 this season. He is hoping to meet his personal goals along with the team goals this season.

“Making state is something that the whole team is looking towards,” Specht said. “So I want to make sure I can help this goal become a reality for the team.”  

Jared Walter, ‘21, is a returning varsity player who is also looking towards making it to state. Since he knows what it is like to be a younger player on varsity, Walter is excited to reach out to the freshmen on the team.

“I understand what it is like to be nervous to play with the upperclassman, so hopefully I can help them out throughout the season,” said Walter.

Aaron Savary, ‘22, is another of those freshmen. Savary will be pitching for varsity when he can, but playing third base and hitting for the sophomores.

“The talent of our team is pretty impressive this year for losing quite a few guys,” Savary  said. “I am just excited to get out there and play what I love this season.”