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Baseball’s losses hits home

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Junior David Jansen prepares his windup to pitch against Laurel opponent.

Junior David Jansen prepares his windup to pitch against Laurel opponent.

Junior David Jansen prepares his windup to pitch against Laurel opponent.

Jessica Palakovich, Editor-in-Chief (FHS-Press.com)

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Despite losing the majority of the games in the final half of their season, Varsity Baseball never lost without a fight.

On April 30, the team faced Shenango, but ended in a defeat 0-6.

A few days later, on May 2, Freedom went up against Laurel. Although it ended in a defeat of 9-10, Freedom gave a fierce fight. Sophomore Kevin Lawrence had 11 first-pitch strikeouts by the game’s end. He finished with a 2.4 walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP). Junior Noah Henderson also had two runs batted in.

During that game, the third and fourth innings were primarily Freedom’s strongest, ending in four and three runs, respectively.

On May 3, Freedom played Our Lady of Sacred Heart, whom they lost to with a score of 2-3. Our Lady of Sacred Heart earned their runs early in the second and third innings. Freedom didn’t begin to catch up until the fifth and sixth.

That game resulted in Henderson getting five strikeouts. Also, juniors Tanner Boyer and Sam Socash had one walk apiece. Additionally, junior Noah Yeck led in hits with two and Lawrence and Henderson followed close behind with one each.

Freedom’s final league game was on May 4. Freedom snatched a big victory against Aliquippa with the game concluding with a score of 17-0. In just the first inning, Freedom was up 13 points. In the second, Freedom earned the remaining four.

By the game’s end, Senior Josh Beck struckout four opponents pitching. He also got five first pitch strikes and finished with a WHIP score of zero, which is the best performance possible.

As for batting highlights, junior Zach Rosa had three runs batted in and Boyer and freshman Paul Thompson followed close behind with two each. Boyer and Rosa also got two hits each.

Freedom’s last game was a non-league game against South Side which ended in a defeat. The final score was 8-18. Freedom scored the majority of their points in the fourth and sixth innings with four and three points, respectively.

Freedom Varsity Baseball ended their season with a final score of 6-12.

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