The New Haven baseball team played St. James on Monday, April 30th, and they fell to St. James 12-2.
Jacob Wilson, senior, commented, “It was definitely another game where we played pretty solid, minus an inning or 2. We continue to improve offensively at the plate game by game.”
Jacob continued, “Christian has really stepped up on the mound for us. He pitched a solid game. Our defense is definitely not where it needs to be, but that is just something we have to continue to improve on with districts coming up fast.”
Every year New Haven High School hosts a year-long competition between the classes for spirit points. They have various events and spirit weeks throughout the year that they encourage students to attend to earn points for their class. At the end of the year, the class with the most points gets treated to an ice cream and pizza party.
The Flood the Field game was the last spirit point competition for the classes. The sophomore class won the Flood the Field competition, but the seniors won the overall spirit point competition for the whole year.
Emily Scheer, one of the baseball managers, was asked how she felt Flood the Field went. She said, “Flood the Field is always a great way to get students to come out and support the baseball team, so I love it. We couldn't have asked for better baseball weather on that day, and it's fun to watch the team's improvement every game.”
Claire Laune, a junior at New Haven, was asked how she felt about the game. She said,“Christian pitched very nice, but sadly the boys fell to St. James. It was also very nice because I got to spend time with my family and the triplets [Claire’s cousins].”
Meagan Holtmeyer, sophomore, also went to cheer on the boys at the game. She stated, “Flood the Field was very intense for the sophomores because we knew it was our last chance to win spirit points, since we had been closely trailing the seniors all year. The boys played better than usual, and probably could have pulled off a win, but eventually didn't.”
Although the boys didn’t win, it was enjoyable for the classes to come together one last time this year. Congratulations, senior class, for winning the spirit point competition!