Varsity baseball takes on the Wildcats


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Senior Justin Osterhouse backhands a groundball.

This week, the FHC baseball team took on Northview in three games. These games started on Monday, April 24, and continued on Wednesday with a doubleheader, after Tuesday’s game was canceled. Each game was close, bringing tension to the team throughout the week. The boys fought hard and put up a tough fight.

“As the season goes on we are gaining momentum as a team,” said junior Tyler Hudkins.

Monday’s game started off strong with junior Matthew Seurynck on the mound. Matthew pitched five innings before senior Sam Ardinger came as a relief. After the first inning, the Rangers were in the lead with Justin Osterhouse hitting a single and scoring, giving the Rangers a run. That lead came to a quick close after the Wildcats scored two runs in both the third and fourth inning. This game was very chippy and the scores continued moving back and forth.

The Rangers took back their lead in the bottom of the fifth with a single from sophomore Isaiah Wright, a groundout by senior Chase Robinson, and a double by Justin. After an impressive inning like that, the Wildcats still managed to come back and score at the top of the sixth which lead to an extra inning. The Rangers ultimately arrived at victory when Ty doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run and bringing the game score to 6-5, ending in walk-off fashion.

Wednesday’s game was low scoring, with junior Jacob Robertson on the mound for the Rangers. The team started off well when junior Josh Tellier hit a single on a 0-2 count, scoring one run. After this, the game went downhill. The Rangers managed to hold back the Wildcats for the following three innings but after that, their runs started to stack up little by little. The FHC baseball team put up a good fight but could not bring about a two-game streak. Sadly the Rangers lost to Northview. The final score of the game was 1-3.

The second game on Wednesday was hectic, with the score being tied at four at the bottom of the eighth. The Rangers and Wildcats danced around the lead for the first seven innings, eventually bringing the game into extra innings. Junior Trevor Williams and Justin pitched this game, letting only six hits throughout. With the last two games having different outcomes it was up to this one to determine a winner.

Unfortunately, the Rangers fell just short losing in the bottom of the eighth, with a final score of 4-5.

The varsity baseball team will play again on Saturday, April 29, at 10 am against Grand Rapids Catholic Central on Cougar turf.