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Cavalier Baseball: Season Review

Thomas Vestal

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Here are a few pictures of our team, courtesy of Doug Nickell. Photos uploaded by Phelicity Robinson.

At Greenbrier West High School, it can be said for all coaches and players that they pride their careers around sports. The pure drive to win and succeed is what runs these programs. Coach Doug Nickell is someone who fits the baseball coach position perfectly.

Let’s look back at West’s season. With only losing two players from the previous year, the team was in a great spot. This meant that seven of the nine starters would be back. The only weakness that was anticipated for the team was at the plate. How were the Cavaliers going to convert on their strong fielding capabilities at the plate? Without a doubt, from my experience, this season, the majority of practices were spent on getting better offensively. The dedication would eventually pay off.

Starting the season with a 1-8 start was rough. All of the losses were due to poor at-bats and inconsistent pitching. As predicted, the Cavs were rather solid in the field. However, there are more factors to a baseball game than just defense.

As the season progressed, West made great strides. After the poor start, the team went on 7-3 to finish off the regular season. With this, the team hoped to carry the momentum to the postseason.

West hosted Meadow Bridge in game 1, easily defeating them. Then, the Cavs traveled to Hinton to play the hated Bobcats. Sadly, West didn’t perform, they lost 11-1. This forced West to play two more games in the losers’ bracket. West defeated Mt. View but then were stunned by Montcalm. The loss to Montcalm ended the Cavaliers’ season.

 

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