Varsity baseball starts it’s season off with a win


Before spring break on March 28, the FHC varsity baseball team faced off against Grandville in what was supposed to be a doubleheader. The game was a long one and it got too dark outside to continue to the second game. This game meant a lot to the team because it was not only its first game but also against the team that knocked them out of playoffs last year. Despite this, the players were hungry to win.

“We wanted to start the season off with a win after weeks of practice,” said junior Matthew Seurynck, “and we knew we weren’t going to lose against Grandville again so the game was a must-win.”

The game started slow for the Rangers and the changing of pitchers contributed to this as well. For the Rangers, Matthew Seurynck started off the first two innings with two strikeouts. After that, senior Justin Osterhouse pitched until the top of the fourth when junior JT Hartman took over. Sophomore Isaiah Wright finished the game pitching for the Rangers.

The Rangers took the lead late in the game, after starting behind. The Rangers went into the fifth inning, losing by two but proceeded to score seven runs in the game-changing fifth inning.

“My favorite part of the game was our seven-run inning at the bottom of the fifth to get us in the lead,” said Matthew.

In the last two innings, the Rangers held onto their lead with the final score being 10-8. Justin and Mathew both had multiple hits for the Rangers. The team looked solid, especially for the first game.

“We’ve all been playing with each other for years and now we bond really well as a team,” commented Matthew about the teams’ chemistry.

The FHC varsity baseball team is off to a good start this season and is showing great signs of good outcomes in games to come. The next game played with be on April 11, at 4:15 pm. This game will be against Byron Center and held at Byron Center.