Last Tuesday, May 7th, the New Haven Shamrock baseball team played against the Montgomery County Wildcats.
The Baseball Tailgate hosted by the Bank of Franklin County was also that night. Free Shamrock t-shirts and grilled hot dogs were given out prior to the game.
Also, that night was Flood the Field, an event to earn spirit points for all the classes. Flood the Field was also the last spirit point event of the school year. Each class got spirit points for every student that attended. The seniors won the most spirit points for Flood the Field, and they also won the overall spirit point competition for the school year.
Senior and baseball manager Claire Meyer pronounced, “What the bank does for us is really generous and it was awesome having a big crowd to cheer the boys on.”
Senior Martin Lewis stated, “I think the boys did well, even though they lost. They had some tough plays and they fought through it and tried their best.”
Senior Christian Paterson relieved Cody Groner as pitcher in the fourth inning.
The varsity game ended with mercy rule in the fifth inning with a score of 14-1 in Montgomery County’s favor.
The junior varsity game ended in the third inning with a score of 6-2, also in Montgomery County’s favor.
Sophomore August Panhorst stated, “I think Mo Co was really good competition, and we knew going into the night that we would have to try really hard to beat them. The best part of the night was the huge crowd that came out to support us; it really means a lot to us.”
Baseball districts was moved to Monday, May 13th, at Bismarck High School. The game started at 3 P.M. The Shamrocks lost to Crystal City 2-1.
Way to end the season, Shamrocks!