Baseball plans to walkoff the season

Feature Photo By: Izzy Honey – The baseball team plays a quick round of catch to warm up their arms before practice. Senior Matthew Etter winds up to throw the ball.

By: Katiana Williams, Review Staff

Currently 0-4 — losing to Smoky Hill, Castle View, Overland and Boulder — the Rangeview varsity baseball team still has a brand new season. With seventeen more games ahead of them, many say that they are anxious and believe it is going to be a tough season.

“It’s not going to be easy but I think it’s going to be fun, we’ve had a couple of close games against teams that aren’t in our league,” stated sophomore varsity baseball player, Spencer Ohu.

Many fans say they are also looking forward to the season and are hoping they can build off of what they had last year.

“We’re like a big family and that’s one edge we have over other teams,” said coach Gonzalez.

Senior CJ Peacock hits a line drive during batting practice. CJ currently has a batting average of .385. (Izzy Honey)

Rangeview went 6-2 last year in leagues taking fourth, behind Northglenn and ahead of Prairie View. In leagues last year, they took their two loses to Prairie View and Brighton.  

“I believe that they will be able to build off of what they had last year and hopefully they can come up with a winning season and make it to the playoffs,” said boys baseball fan and sophomore Ryan Dugan.

Their rivalry game against Gateway this year is on April 14th. The Raider baseball team has beat them eleven seasons of playing.

“I hope that we get better as a team. We need to put in the work but I think if we put in that work we can go far,” Spencer Ohu. 

Many of the players are hyped for the season and say they’re after last year’s defending league champions: Brighton who went undefeated in leagues last year and 17-4 overall.

“I hope that we can really get far this year and compete enough to make it into the playoffs in order to get a league championship,” said coach Gonzalez. 

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