Boys? varsity baseball played its first game against Washington-Lee High School at home last Friday. Results were unavailable as of press time. They have a game tonight against McLean High School.
The main challenge that the team faces is the especially high rate of turnover from seniors to new underclassmen.
“We?re a younger team, so people have low expectations for us,” sophomore Kent Blackstone said. “We?re trying to change that.”
Sophomore Mitch MacKeith agrees, stating that “we were good last year, but people think that [we won?t be] because of our age.”
Even though they lost their scrimmages against Woodson High School, the boys think that they?ve already succeeded at disproving the prior judgements they?ve been dealt.
“The Woodson coach was surprised at how tough we were for how young our players are,” Blackstone said.