Joey Wise leads the varsity baseball team to a 5-3 win over Northview to snap the five-game skid


Finally, the game started to click for the varsity baseball team last night, led by senior Joey Wise’s three-for-three day at the plate. The team picked a much-needed 5-3 win over Northview, snapping its five-game losing streak. On the mound, junior Joe Seurynck pitched an astounding six innings, leading the Rangers to get some runs on the board in a crucial sixth inning.

FHC came into this game on a five-game skid, looking for a much-needed win to keep its playoff hopes alive.

To start off the game, Joe gave up a run in the top of the first inning to give the Wildcats a quick 1-0 lead. Right after getting two outs that inning, one of the runners scored on a wild pitch to give Northview a 2-0 lead. The Rangers quickly realized that it would be yet another tough game against their cross-town foe.

It was an uneventful one and a half innings after the top of the first, with only one hit combined from each team at the dish. However, Northview got the ball rolling again by getting a couple of runners on base in the top of the third inning, and eventually, a run scored to give Northview a bigger 3-0 cushion. Quickly, FHC would get a couple more runs on the board in the bottom half of the inning with junior Jake Munger getting on base on a walk. Right after a strikeout, Joey and fellow senior Brady Price each hit a double to drive in two runs and cut the lead to 3-2.

The next two innings were very uneventful as well, with the only hit on the Rangers’ side being a single from Nathan Sigg in the bottom of the fourth. In the top of the sixth, Joe was still rolling as he was able to force two punch-outs along with a flyout to force a 3-2 game into the bottom of the sixth. Joey was able to get on base with a single to lead off the inning and after a fielder’s choice out to get Joey at second base, Joe was able to hit a single to put runners on first and second with one out. Junior Josh Smith hit a sacrifice fly to right field to advance the runner from second to third. With runners on the corners, senior Maguire Mahachek got a hold of one and pushed it into right field for a two-run double to give the Rangers a 4-3 lead. After a series of walks, senior Sean MacLeod drove a ball on the ground into left field to add a run to the team’s lead. FHC went into the last inning of the game with a 5-3 lead, looking to close out the game. Eventually, the Rangers secured the win with a series of outs and won its first game since last week 5-3.

The Rangers’ record is now at an even 11-11 as they will face Kenowa Hills on Friday, May 14th at 4:15 PM at FHC.