A junior-driven varsity baseball team downs Greenville 10-1, solidifying clean sweep over the Yellow Jackets


On Friday night, it was the juniors that paved the way this time for the varsity baseball team in a 10-1 dominating performance. Juniors Matthew Mittlestadt and Beau Coughlin made the biggest impact by giving up only four hits and one run combined for the whole entire game.

Coming off a sweep over Greenville in their doubleheader matchup this past Wednesday, the Rangers were looking to make it 3-0 against the Yellow Jackets on Friday with a little bit of help from the underclassmen on the team.

To start out the game on the defensive side of the ball, Matthew pitched the first four innings while only giving up two hits and zero runs. As for on the field, fellow junior Joe Seurynck played lockdown defense at third base, stopping every grounder from going into the outfield and stretching out foul balls into flyouts. Once Matthew came off the mound, it was Beau’s turn to shut down the Yellow Jackets hitters. Beau came in and pitched three quality innings, but he did manage to give up a run and a couple of hits as well.

Just as the junior class represented themselves well on defense, they also took advantage of some increased playing time inside the batter’s box. Junior Joe Robertson had a great day at the plate by hitting a double and drawing a walk. Along with Joe, Joe Seurynck proved to be a multi-dimensional talent and had a couple of hits last night that drove in plenty of the runs for the Rangers. After the juniors were given some time to shine, senior Nathan Sigg stepped up to the plate for the seniors during a critical part of the ball game. Relying on his experience as a senior, Nathan hit an RBI to give the Rangers a commanding 10-1 lead in the sixth inning. From there on out, it was all in favor of the Rangers. Yet again, they found a way to overpower a struggling Greenville squad, beating them 10-1.

FHC will get the chance to showcase its talents this Saturday, as they will travel to Hudsonville High School for the annual Eagle/Sadler invite. First, the boys will face off against Unity Christian. Then, the team will face either East Grand Rapids or Hudsonville