Baseball bounces back to split series with Oviedo

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Junior Garret Baumann is about to release the ball. Baumann pitched five innings against Oviedo on Tuesday, April 5, and only gave up three runs.

After a heartbreaking walk-off loss to Oviedo on April 5 in the bottom of the seventh, the varsity baseball team redeemed themselves with a 13-6 win over Oviedo on Friday, April 8. 

It was a much needed win for the team. In the first inning, catcher Schyler Arroyo hit a two-run home run to put them on the board, and that set the tone for the rest of the game. 

“The game was a hit-fest, we won every inning offensively and defensively we came out on top for the win,” Arroyo said. 

A different team showed up to play Friday, spirits were high, and their only goal was to leave that game with a win. 

“After losing a heartbreaker Tuesday due to some unlucky breaks we were ready to get back and get some revenge because we knew we were the better team,” pitcher Carter Kamm said. “We played as a team, everyone was all in.”

Tuesday’s game was good, they fell short in the seventh inning, and weren’t as sharp as they usually are. 

“I thought we played pretty well throughout the whole game, we just could not push through in the end,” pitcher Garret Baumann said. 

The boys offense was solid throughout the game, scoring two runs in the first inning, and consistently hitting throughout the game, scoring one run each inning. Third baseman Dylan Strickland, First baseman Dylan Post and Designated Hitter Luis Rivera all put up hits for the team. 

“My team had my back offensively last night, they hit the ball when they needed to,” Baumann said. 

The team is 8-8 as they move towards the end of their normal season. The team has had a tough schedule this year, but they look forward and feel confident about making postseason play once again.

“They are having a great year with a solid senior class,” head coach Mike Sindone said. “Our athleticism and pitching has kept us in games.”

Some of their toughest games were against Lake Brantley and Lake Mary, splitting both series 1-1. 

Against Lake Brantley, they lost 4-2 and beat them 8-0. The team bounced back after their loss and proved they deserved to beat Lake Brantley. 

Against Lake Mary, they lost 5-3 in extra innings and then came back and beat them 1-0.

“We are working hard to get better everyday. If we can get and stay healthy we could truly turn the corner,” Sindone said. “The season has had ups and downs, however I am confident in what we do to prepare for playoffs and I believe in this team.”

The team will play Seminole High School this week on April 12 and April 15 at 6 p.m. away. The tickets can be found on gofan.com. 

 

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