Varsity baseball suffers 2-1 loss to Lowell on balk-off


A riveting single game to close out the series between FHC and Lowell was on the slate for Wednesday afternoon in a game neither team wanted to lose. Despite being tied at one for most of the game, a crucial mistake in the last inning by the Rangers led the Red Arrows to a 2-1 walk-off win.

With the series being tied at one after a Monday night double-header, the Rangers traveled to Lowell with hopes to secure a series win against a top-25 team in the state. 

The game started as a pitcher’s duel, with neither side wanting to give in. Sound defense from the Rangers–led by seniors Joe Seurynck and Joe Robertson–kept the Red Arrows at bay. Despite little to no offensive production from FHC, the defense kept the boys in the game through the seventh inning. 

As the game was tied 1-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Rangers had to bring the game to extra innings to have a shot at winning. All of a sudden, the Red Arrow bats got hot, loading the bases with one out. FHC tallied another out quickly on a strikeout, but the final out stood in front of them. After a long at-bat, FHC suffered from a balk and Lowell took the free pass to win the game. A devastating 2-1 loss sets a standard for the rest of conference play for the Rangers looking ahead.

At 7-2, the boys will host Caledonia on Friday, April 29, in a non-conference double-header. The first game will start at 4:15 PM.