SPORTS: Baseball Finishes Spring Season On High Note
By Molly Mercaldo – Staff Reporter
The Jonathan Law baseball team, coached by Greg Simler, recently wrapped up its spring season.
Although the team struggled to win games in the beginning of the season, they improved as the year went on.
“We came together as a team to finish strong,” junior infielder David Flynn said.
The team finished the regular season with a record of 3-17.
“We spent this season getting better at playing together and next year, hopefully, we’ll make a run at states,” sophomore Bryan Reed said.
Law’s three wins came against Platt Tech, Valley Regional, and Career, which came on Senior Night.
“We finished off the year strong and we’re going to carry it over to next year and have a successful year,” junior pitcher Nate Merchant said.
This year, three seniors – Jeremiah Bravo, Mitchell Smith, and Ethan Ferguson – will be graduating.
Bravo was a standout pitcher for the Lawmen and hit the most home runs on the team with three. He was named All-SCC at the end of the season.
There were many assistant coaches that helped the team improve as well, including Justin Thomas, Zach Thomas, and Edward Shea.
Justin Thomas hopes that “the experience helps the juniors and sophomores from this year” so that the team will be able to improve for next season.
Thomas said that the team’s best game was against Amity despite a losing by score of 15-10.
“We had a close game with many chances, but were unable to hit with runners in a scoring position which lost is the game,” junior outfielder Dillon LaRoche said.
Next season, Law hopes to make it back to the SCC and state tournaments.
“Our team chemistry is strong right now and we’ve been playing together for a long time,” LaRoche said.