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Boys Baseball Season Recap

May 23, 2017

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The boys baseball team runs through their poster.

The boys baseball team runs through their poster.

Kevin Candray

Kevin Candray

The boys baseball team runs through their poster.

The Boys Aviator Baseball Team came to a strong end this year and their performance undoubtedly reflects that.

With a record of 6-13, the Aviators have seen a vast improvement since their 2015-2016 season, especially since this season is the closest the Aviators have made it to the playoffs. Of course, there’s “always room for improvement” said Catcher Josue L. after their final season game. With the playoffs being a fingertip away, the Aviators will put in the extra effort to achieve this milestone.

With half the team being composed of seniors, many of them being key players, the Aviators will be in need for players. Fortunately, with young talents such as freshmen Shyam P., and plenty of skilled juniors like Anthony H., the Aviators are still looking strong despite the loss of seniors. Pitcher Don M. commented on behalf of the seniors, “We have to keep our heads up and play even stronger than before because if we’re going to take their spot, we better make them proud.” Getting into the playoffs next year isn’t impossible, but it’s definitely going to take hard commitment.

In the 2016-2017 Aviator season, most games won were league games which really helped them move up to one slot in the standings since their last league standings. Key games include the March friendly against Animo Leadership Highschool, a top tier team. Although the Aviators lost, they showed Animo that they were capable of getting multiple runs on them. Another notable game was the Aviators final league game against Vistamar. The Aviators lost to Vistamar in an earlier league game but redeemed themselves as they demolished them in a 15-5 win, showing how much the Aviators have improved by finishing the season strong.

The Aviators have a long way to go to reach the playoffs and although the seniors are leaving off to college next year, the playoffs are definitely viable. How will the Aviators stack against their opponents next season? Only their hard work and effort will tell. For more coverage on Aviators Baseball stay tuned. Until then, see you next season Aviators.

 

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