Varsity baseball continues to struggle and falls short 4-0 against Forest Hills Northern


On Wednesday, it just wasn’t the varsity baseball team’s day. Facing off against rival Forest Hills Northern, the team lost again to the Huskies 4-0 while only scrapping five hits all game. The loss leaves a bad taste in the mouth of the Rangers after getting swept in their previous matchup against the Huskies.

After getting swept by the Huskies in their doubleheader matchup on Monday, the Rangers were looking to get a much-needed win.

The Huskies quickly got started, and after a couple of singles, Northern held onto a 1-0 lead before junior Josh Smith could get out of the inning on the mound. Then, in the bottom of the first, senior Nathan Sigg was the only one to get a hit for the Rangers with a single. Still, the team was down 1-0 at the end of the first inning. 

Both teams didn’t score until the top of the third inning when the Huskies were able to get a run off of an error by the Rangers, and shortly after, they got two runs with a single into right field to make the score 4-0 in favor of the Huskies. With struggles at the plate haunting the Rangers, the Huskies maintained their lead for the rest of the game. Some key hits by the Rangers were a single by senior Aidan O’Meara in the sixth inning and another single by fellow senior Sean MacLeod. The Huskies pitched and fielded the ball at a high level, so they escaped with a 4-0 victory over the Rangers.

The Rangers have struggled as of late; they will take their 12-17 record into the EGR Gerken Tournament this weekend, with some games taking place at FHC and East Grand Rapids High School.