Hawks Baseball Weekend Recap

Alex Berry, Writer

This past weekend, all four Hawk baseball teams were in action. The varsity team began competing in the Heartland Athletic Conference (HAC) Tournament, on Friday, April 8 against Lincoln East at Millard West Field. The Hawks fell in a devastating 10-0 loss. The team looked to bounce back on Saturday, April 9 but failed to after falling to Papillion-LaVista 2-1. However, the team battled and won 7-1 against Omaha Westside later that day. The varsity team plays again on Tuesday, April 12 at 12:00 p.m.


“That first game our bats weren’t really that hot and they had good pitching. When we played Westside our bats heated up and our pitching was doing well. We had less walks and more hits. It was just complete baseball,” sophomore catcher Caden Ransom said. “We are more than confident going into the Lincoln High game on Tuesday. As long as we play team baseball we should be fine.”


The junior varsity squad only had one game over the weekend. The bats woke up and led them to an 8-4 win over Millard South to bring their record to 8-4. 


“Our biggest takeaway from the game is that when we stay through the ball we can hit really well. We had 12 hits against Millard South so if we keep hitting the ball then we will win games,” sophomore Matthew Humphrey said. “Against Millard South, we had some good pitching but before that we struggled a bit. But all in all I think our pitching has been pretty solid.”


The reserve team had a double-header against Papillion LaVista on Saturday, April 9 at Densmore Fields. The Hawks won the first game 10-0 and the second game 8-1. The team’s record is now 6-2. 


The freshmen team competed in a triangular against Grand Island and Southeast at Hawks Field on Saturday, April 9. The team earned an 8-3 victory over Grand Island and an 11-0 win over Lincoln Southeast. Freshmen also took on Lincoln Northeast on Monday, April 11 at Lincoln Southwest and earned the blowout 21-0 win. The three wins brought the team’s record to 6-3. 


“We need to stay as hype as possible moving forward, cause when we are then our bats get going,” freshman Isaac Baumert said. “Fielding has definitely came into play a lot. We have turned multiple double plays and had clutch plays at the plate.”


All four baseball teams have a combined record of 27-13.