On Wed., March 26, the LGHS varsity baseball team defeated Mountain View in a staggering performance. With an array of dynamic plays and impressive offense, the team beat Mountain View by a score of 4-0. Despite the afternoon drizzles and brisk weather, spectators enjoyed freshly made popcorn, refreshing soft drinks, and a multitude of strong at-bats.
In the bottom of the second inning, LGHS scored two runs with a series of powerful hits. Sophomore Hunter Bigge led the lineup and hit an extraordinary double to left field, sending outfielders scrambling for the ball. Shortly after Bigge’s double, junior Aiden Finch came up to bat and hit an exceptional double to right/center field, bringing Bigge home. With a sacrifice pop up to right/center field, senior Johnny Breidenthal sent Finch home.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, LGHS scored one run. After Finch’s spectacular double in the second, he hit an additional double to left field. Junior John Scott Cruse substituted for Finch and scored after Breidenthal hit a single to right field.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, senior DJ Halbert hit a double to right-center field. Soon after, Bigge hit a single and advanced Halbert to third base. With Halbert on third, Finch came up to bat and earned an RBI with a pop up to right field.
In addition to their strong offensive victory, LGHS played a phenomenal defensive game. Senior Cameron Ackerman pitched a remarkable game and struck out a myriad of batters. As he pitched, he threw out numerous runners and prevented several line drives up the middle. In the top of the seventh inning, senior Campbell Robertson came up to the mound and finished off the last batter. Overall, LGHS dominated the field with its perseverance and tenacity.
This Sat., March 29, the team will play a home game against Aragon at 2:00 PM. Proceeds from the game will be donated to a local cancer charity. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a fun, energetic day of baseball while supporting a good cause.