Freshman Baseball Is Off To An 11-0 Start

LHS baseball has a bright future and is ‘loaded with talent’


Liz Hayes

Wes Treadway looks towards the plate before his next pitch. Treadway pitched against Washington on April 26 in the Eagles’ 17-2 victory.

Parker Sethaler, Reporter

The freshman baseball team has a bright future to say the least. They are currently undefeated 11-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play. One of their most recent victories was a 17-2 win against Washington. 

There are a lot of different people on the team who have different skill sets. Easton Gain is the catcher on the team and is also the power hitter, already hitting a home run this early in the season. There isn’t an off player. Drew Crittenden at first base, Owen Witte at second, Tommy Vanderploeg at third, and Gain behind the plate. They also have a great bullpen. 

“We have some really good players elite players,” coach Wheeler said. “We are absolutely loaded with talent.”

On April 23, Luke Scachitti and Carson Scrogin both pitched back-to-back no hitters with a combined 17 strikeouts against Zumwalt North. The Eagles improved to 10-0. 

The freshman team seems to be showing dominance early into their high school careers and might even see a future state championship down the road. 

Another star player on the team is second baseman Ryan Cole.

“I think this team has a bright future,” Cole said, who is excited for what this team accomplish next.

One concern the team is dealing with is rainouts.

“Our worst and biggest opponent has been mother nature,” Wheeler said. “We have only played 11 out of 20 games. I don’t even check if it is going to rain anymore. I just check our schedule.”