PHOTO BY CANDICE LEE
By RANI CHOR
On Tuesday, April 8, varsity baseball overpowered Baldwin Park HS with a score of 8-0.
Between the second and third inning, the team scored five runs and by the sixth inning, made three more runs. In totality, the game ended with a home-run by Nathan Marin (10) and a triple by baseman, Seth Flores (11).
Most notably in the game, Marin led with five strikeouts, a homerun and a base hit, all with a broken foot. Though Marin acknowledges his performance, he feels he owes his confidence on the field to practices and his coaches.
“I was really confident at the game because I have been doing good on the mound lately,” Marin said. “ I felt fully prepared at the [beginning] of the game because the coaches helped me [with] pitching and hitting the day before.”
Essentially, head coach Ray Velasquez is proud of the team and believes there is a bright future for the team from their hard work on the field.
“In a given day, anybody can win. But these kids have been working really hard, getting their pitch and hitting down,” Velasquez said. “[Baldwin Park] had a couple opportunities to score, but we shut them down and made some great plays.”
Ultimately, varsity captain, Nick Quiroz (12), holds each player accountable and still seeks to improve after this victory.
“This was probably the best game we have had after break so far. We had the momentum to win and it was a good game all around,” Quiroz said.
Baseball will compete against San Dimas HS on April 16.