Picking Up Where They Left Off

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Picking Up Where They Left Off

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By: Joshua Verstraete

Forest Hills Northern Baseball won its first division title in 12 years last year and their third overall. A tremendous feat for a team that has been mediocre for the past ten years. The Huskies aren’t done though, Captain Luc St. Antoine has high hopes for this year’s team, returning many of the players from last year.

The Northern team is led by Senior Captains Adam Gill, Ian Rampersad, and Mitchell Gumbko and Junior Captain Luc St. Antoine. Gill, Rampersad and St. Antoine have all been on varsity for three or four years now. Having this type of experience is part of the Huskies’ success. St. Antoine commented on his expectations for the upcoming season.

“We have very high expectations this year seeing that we won our district last year. We have incoming juniors and lots of senior experience that will hopefully add up to a great team again.”  

The attitude has changed around Northern Baseball. They had the most athletes at tryouts ever last year and look to keep those numbers once again this year. After their division championship, Northern also had the number of middle schoolers who wanted to play double. It’s amazing what success will do to a program.

St. Antoine is very excited for this season. He feels that the Huskies can repeat the division title and possibly win regionals. It will be a climb for the Huskies to repeat but the young captain is confident in his team.

“I think we can repeat and maybe even do more this season. We may have lost some pitchers from last year, but we still have a very strong pitching staff.”

The pitching staff is the difference maker this year for Coach Dolce and his team. Having three senior pitchers who go on to play college baseball is a rare and lucky occurrence. But with returning starters like Sophomore Richard Lu and St. Antoine, Northern should have no problem making the adjustment.

The last thing Captain St. Antoine is looking forward to are the rivalry games. Losing season series to both the Northview Wildcats and Central Rangers, the team is out for revenge this season.

“Even though we beat Northview on our way to districts last year, I still can’t wait to play them and Central this year,”  said Captain Mitchell Gumbko.

The Huskies will be playing Central at Fifth Third Ballpark this spring and are in great anticipation to get back onto the field once again.

 

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