Huskies defeat Taft in last baseball game

Colton Holly threw a one-hitter, and the Huskies scored three runs in the sixth inning to defeat Taft 3-1 in their final baseball game of the season at home on May 11.

Senior T.J. Sipe finished his season with a clutch two-RBI single to get scoring started. Levi Marchbanks went 1-2, and Tyler Holly went 2-3 to round out Huskies batting.

Taft scored its only run in the top of the sixth, but Sipe answered with a hit. The Huskies went ahead 3-1, and Taft failed to score in the seventh.

On the mound, Holly struck out six batters, giving up one hit and three walks.

“It was just really nice to send the seniors out on a good note like that,” said Coach Matt Matuszak. The Huskies faced a lot of adversity over the season.

“Not having Gavin (Kauffman) unavailable to pitch hurt us,” Matuszak said. If he’s pitching, the Huskies win the league title.

But many of the younger Huskies stepped up, Matuszak said, while statistically, the seniors probably didn’t have the season they wanted.

“We just didn’t get many bounces to go our way this year,” Matuszak said. Going through the letters for the team and seeing how many of the younger players, who have several leaders among them, will be here for a few years was encouraging.

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