Varsity baseball looks forward to comeback season


After a long two years since baseball has been played at FHC, the season is finally back and in full swing. The varsity baseball team will finally hit the field again for the first time since June of 2019 in a long-awaited revenge tour.

In their most recent season, the team went 16-11 in the regular season and only made it to the district finals. After losing a lot of senior leaders on the potential team last year, seniors this year will play a big part in the success of the team. 

Some of the key returning players for the Rangers will be seniors who have been integral pieces of this program for a while. Senior captains Joey Wise and Brady Price will be some of the veteran leaders on this squad. Both of them are pitchers, and along with bringing the heat on the mound, they can also perform well at the plate. Additionally, seniors Aidan O’Meara and Maguire Mahacek will be key leaders on defense for the Rangers. With all of these guys being a part of the 2019 squad, they already have a good resume of experience against varsity play. 

Along with the returners, the team will field some new faces on the rise for the program. Juniors Joe Seurnyck, Beau Coughlin, and Matthew Mittlestadt will all be key contributors in this year’s season, with the Rangers bench remaining intact with tons of talent. They will be key in the grueling doubleheader matchups by providing raw talent on both offense and defense, and the lack of scouting intel on them will create difficult situations for opposing pitchers and batters.

As the season comes together, FHC is excited to get back on the field. Additionally, the team is grateful for the opportunity to finally be playing baseball and getting back on the field after a long time away from it.

“I’m looking forward to the team bonding,” Maguire said. “I think we are a very tight-knit team with some talent that will do well.”

The team will all have to bond together quickly, as their quest for a conference championship will start very soon with a tough matchup against East Kentwood on Friday, March 26th. Then, after a long spring break pause, the Rangers will be back in action against Greenville in a series of three games over the span of two days.