Baseball clinches postseason, Men’s track and field takes second in championships


Baseball clinches postseason

Staring down the batter, senior varsity pitcher Luke Schaffer begins his wind-up and delivers a strike on the outside corner. Schaffer led the Patriots to a victory over Archbishop Curley, where JC won 16-6.

With this win, Schaffer helped the baseball team achieve their postseason dreams in his last season of high school baseball.

“I want us to stay healthy through the end of the year and into the playoffs,” Schaffer said. “It’d be nice for [varsity head coach Steve] Teter’s first four-year players to make a run in the playoffs and compete with the top teams in Maryland.”

On Apr. 29, the baseball team won their tenth game of the season and moved into the number four seed, guaranteeing the team a spot in the postseason.

As of Apr. 30, the baseball team is 10-7 overall and sits in fourth place in the MIAA A Conference.

Teter is proud of his team this year. “We’ve hit the ball very well and we’ve had more depth this year,” he said.

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Men’s track and field takes second in championships

The men’s track and field team took second place in the B conference championships on April 29, and they have one more meet before finishing the season.

“The guys came together to put on their best effort at [the] meet,” varsity head coach Robert Torres said. “We had several [runners] do very well.”

The team won the 3200-meter race and the relay team won the 800-meter relay.

The only thing that went wrong this season according to Torres is poor attendance throughout the season. “We had too many on the team who missed too much, either practice or meets, for various reasons,” Torres said.

“The track season was executed very well this year,” junior track runner Rob Flynn said. “We won numerous events such as the 800-meter run, [both the open and the relay], pole vault, and the 3200-meter.”

“Next year we are going to hunt for the championship title and defeat the three-time champions, Spalding,” Flynn said.

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