The West Geauga varsity baseball team opened its season on Tuesday, April
9th versus Fairport Harbor. Despite a good effort, the team looked a little
rusty, making several errors and giving the Skippers extra outs. The Wolverines
lost the game 10-3. “We weren’t ready to play a full game yet. We
hadn’t even had the chance to practice on a baseball field and it showed,”
said senior center fielder Alex Port.
Two days later the varsity rebounded with a 5-4 victory over Wickliffe. It was a close game with very few errors. Trailing 4-2 in the last inning, the Wolverines strung together a series of big hits by Robbie LaRiccia and Brett Williams to pull ahead. Joe Leonette recorded the save. The Wolverines overall record is now 2-9.
As for the rest of the season, baseball is an up and down sport. In Major League Baseball the team that wins the World Series loses about sixty games each year. There’s still time to get the season back on track. The team is resilient and will hopefully show how well they can really play.
There are still over ten games to go, including conference and tournament games.