Sweet Home Baseball Ends Season with Tough Matches

This week finalized the season for the Sweet Home Baseball team (3-21), starting and ending with games versus Newport (14-9). Even though these games did not reflect positively on the scoreboard, the Huskies stayed strong and continued to persevere until the very end. 

The week started with the cancellation of the first game of the series, May 6. This game was canceled due to weather and rescheduled for Thursday, May 9. 

Following the cancellation, the team played Newport at home on May 7. This game ended 8-14. The team, during this game, was able to secure 10 hits with 39 plate appearances. 

Concluding this game, the team played away at Newport on May 8. This game finished 4-18. Luke Rosa had a batting average of 1.0, also facing 20 batters and walking none while pitching. During this second game, Cohen Gutierrez was able to secure a homerun.  

The team following their senior recognition.

“[We] struggled at the plate in games two and three,” Head Coach Evan Teter said. 

This week ended with a home game versus Newport on May 9. This game was “Senior Night,” an annual celebration for the seniors, oftentimes marking the end of, or close to the end of, the season. Unfortunately, the game ended 1-10. Kyle Zajic was able to score the team’s run, with a 100% stolen base percentage. 

Photo by Sky Chappell Kyle Zajic gaining a run for the Huskies.

“We finished the season on a tough note against a solid Newport team,” Teter said. “They were active on the base paths and we had a hard time containing them.”

Despite the fact their placement in the 4A-3 Oregon West Conference is now finalized, the team upheld one of their goals from the start of the season, improving upon last years’ 1-22 record. 

“This was a difficult year, but our guys put in a lot of effort this season,” Teter stated. “We already have most of our returners coming out for summer ball and are excited to get back to work to get better.”

The team has 17 games scheduled in their off season, with one tournament scheduled. Teter is excited to see how the team responds next season.