Last Thursday, April 14, the New Haven Shamrock baseball team played against the Pacific Indians.
That night was also a Flood the Field event and the last spirit point event of the year. Each class got spirit points for every student that attended. The theme of the game was throwback to any decade, so each class got bonus spirit points if students participated. The juniors won the most spirit point for Flood the Field, but the seniors won the overall spirit point competition for the school year.
Junior Class President, Emma Eichelberger, pronounced, “I love the class I am a part of. We work hard and show great support for our peers. The juniors winning the spirit point event at the tailgate is a wonderful explanation of this. I know we did not win the whole competition, and congratulations to the seniors, but my class of 2017 is a supportive force to be reckoned with. We will get it next year!”
Junior Justin Shockley was the starting pitcher for varsity and pitched three innings. The starting line up was Zac Boehmer at left field, Cameron Pritchett at center field, Dylan Lafferty at right field, Michael McKernan at first base, Nick Slocum at second base, Mathew Clines at shortstop, Mark Senecal at third base, and Andrew Menke as catcher. Zach Vedder was the DH (designated hitter) of the game, and he batted for Senecal.
Junior Brooke Reed stated, “I think the boys did well, even though they lost. Everyone can definitely tell that the boys are improving throughout the season, and I am excited to see what the rest of the season holds.”
In the second inning, the Indians gave up a walk to senior Andrew Menke, and they also gave up a walk to junior Zach Vedder in the third inning.
Senior Mathew Clines relieved Shockley as pitcher in the fourth inning, and Shockley then went on to play shortstop.
The only run the Indians gave up that night was a double for Justin Shockley in the fourth inning.
The varsity game ended with mercy rule in the fifth inning with a score of 0-13 in Pacific’s favor.
Freshman Cody Groner was the starting pitcher for the junior varsity team and pitched three innings. The starting line up was Cole Ryan at left field, Aaron Penning at center field, Isaac Durbin at right field, Levi Schroeder at first base, Christian Patterson at second base, Owen Buchheit at shortstop, Andrew Rohlfing at third base, and Jared Clines as catcher. Jake Wilson also played right field during the JV game.
Junior Mark Senecal relieved Groner in the fourth inning.
The junior varsity game end in the fifth inning with a score of 0-12, also in Pacific’s favor.
Sophomore Jake Wilson stated, “I think Pacific was really good competition, and we knew going into the night that we would have to work hard.The best part of the night was the huge crowd that came out to support us; it really means a lot to us.”
The next baseball game will be at Union, on Monday, April 25, against the Wildcats at 4:30 PM.
Good luck Shamrocks!