Boys Baseball Closes Out Outstanding Season

Boys varsity baseball had their regular season come to end, with their last official league game played on May 11 against College Park at home. The Cougars ended up taking the win over the Falcons, with a final score of 5-4. This game was closer than expected, considering the team played College Park on their turf two days earlier and sweeped them with a final score of 5-0.

The Cougs had a very impressive league season this year, with a record of 7-3, that allowed them to win second place in their Diablo-Foothill League. A proud moment for the team this year was “going down to San Ramon and beating SRV. They were supposed to be really good this year, so for us to go in there and get the first win of the season was really special,” said senior Philip Jaggard.

The boys season was a little bit up in the air this year, considering they welcomed a brand new coaching staff for the first time in years. However, despite the odds, the team didn’t let the different style of coaching phase them and improved their performance drastically compared to previous years. Junior Andy Moon described their impact, “The coaches were great and really contributed to the atmosphere of the season in general. They just helped to create a good vibe in the dugout, in the locker room, and out on the field.”

The team won their first NCS game on May 16 against Kennedy High School. This game was a very close competition, with the Cougs barely pulling out the win with a score of 4-3. They are set to play their second NCS game on May 19th against Novato High School, which should be another exciting game based on the similar standings both teams have.

The team is grateful for their opportunity to play in NCS this year, with Jaggard explaining how he is “looking forward to just being able to keep competing and going on to win as many games as possible. Obviously the games are a lot tighter now and a lot more competitive because our season is now on the line, but I love the atmosphere and the pressure that comes with it.”

With the season coming to an end, this unfortunately means the end of the seniors’ high school athletic careers as well. The team is excited to see what these seniors accomplish in college, but are definitely sad to see them go. “I’m going to miss all the seniors because they really added a lot to the team this year, on and off the field. They were really fun to be around and will be missed next year,” said Moon.

Overall, the team had a very impressive season this year and it will be exciting to see what they accomplish next season. “I am just really excited to play and compete with my friends more next season and have fun,” said freshman Graham Schlicht, who has already committed to Stanford for baseball.