Baseball loses to Cedar Park 2-1


Danielle Bell

McCall pitching at the beginning of the game.

by Caroline Cravens, Assistant Editor

After defeating Vandegrift March 27 at their field, Varsity baseball returned home and lost 2-1 to Cedar Park in a close game.

“We hit decent,” senior Andrew Alaniz said. “We had one bad inning of defense and it kind of bit us in the butt. If we just cut out the errors then we should do better [for the second game against the Timberwolves] on Thursday.”

The third inning was rough for the Lions and might have been what cost them the game.

“I wanna say it was the third inning,” Alaniz said. “We just had one bad throw. Then they scored two guys off of that, but I mean, one bad throw can ruin the game.”

Around the fifth inning, the Lions changed pitchers from junior Jason McCall to senior Joseph Sanchez.

“It made things better, [because] Joseph really came to the mound and he took control of the game,” Alaniz said. “Honestly Jason did just as well too. They both did great, it was just like I said though. One bad throw and that was all it took.”

During the seventh inning, the Lions had another struggle.

“We had bases loaded and we couldn’t pull through with two outs,” senior Griffin Mavis said. “So we need to maybe work on getting our fundamentals down, and getting out with two outs.”

On April 2, the boys will play Cedar Park again, this time at Cedar Park, at 7 p.m.

“Facing their number one pitcher really shows us pretty much what they have,” Mavis said. “Then seeing that we can go into the week getting ready for the next game, and defending what they will throw at us.”