Baseball Loses 6-5 in Devastating Fashion to Valley Christian

The Eagles lost 6-5 in a non-conference battle against the baseball powerhouse Valley Christian High School today, April 3. The Eagles were in control the entire game, but gave up the lead to Valley Christian in the bottom of the seventh. Failing to regain control, the Eagles were sent home with their third loss of the season.

Senior Joseph Chedid started on the mound for the Eagles and worked a solid four innings. The offense spotted him a run in the first, three more in the second and another in the third, giving the Eagles a 5-1 lead by the time Joe left the game after the fourth.

However, the Eagles never scored again after the third inning even though the team had plenty of chances. This lack of offensive production left them vulnerable to Valley Christian’s deep batting order, which capitalized and mounted a comeback. Senior Nolan O’Such came into the game in relief of Joe, and he surrendered the walk-off homer to end the game.

“I believe ESPN ranked Valley Christian number 18 in the nation in high school baseball,” senior Simon Rosenbaum said. “It always hurts to lose, but we played a really good team and were right with them till the end.”

Simon is optimistic and believes that the Eagles would be victorious if they were to play Valley Christian again.

“This loss means nothing in our league standings and it was good experience to go out and play top competition,” Simon said.