Arrowhead Baseball Team’s Season Ends

Jake Kellerman, Reporter

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The Arrowhead Varsity Warhawks Baseball team concluded their season with an 8-1 loss in the regional final game to Milton High School on Thursday, June 3rd. The game was played at Milton High School and started at 4:30 pm, 30 minutes earlier then what was scheduled due to a change in location from the local field to the Milton High School.     

Milton scored on a single by Ethan Haefner and a double by Luke Hessennauer in the second inning.

The Warhawks struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Milton, giving up eight runs.

“I do not think it was any one reason in particular that caused our season to take the turn that it did. Rather, it was a combination of a lot of things that when all put together made it very hard to make a run and have success. It can be said that we lacked the amount of talent that we once possessed in the past and because of this, there was little room for error,” said Schraufnagel.

Evan Jackson pitched Milton to victory. He allowed four hits and one run over five innings, striking out six. Haefner threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Carter Endisch took the loss for Arrowhead. He lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out two.

“I don’t like to judge myself off of personal stats because, in the end, we didn’t have the year that we wanted as a team but if I had to I would say that I did not do as well as I wanted to or as well as I think I should of,” said LaMack.

Adam Polczynski led Arrowhead Varsity with two hits in three at-bats.

Milton had 11 hits in the game. Haefner and Hessennauer each collected multiple hits for Milton. Haefner went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Milton in hits. Milton was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Bailey Nickel made the most plays with eight.

Seniors leaving the team and the program for the Warhawks include; Nic Wohlfiel, Luke Schraufnagel, Tyler LaMack, Raymond Riplinger, Joey Bartalone, Davis Zuetizuis, Jacob Boray, Joey Huckstep, and Kevin Burns.

“I’m pretty upset you know I thought the season was going to go one way and then it kind of went in the whole different direction entirely and this wasn’t really been the season that I was looking for but we’re not going to dwell on that and we’re going to look back on the positives,” said Schraufnagel.

“It sucks going in this year we all had big expectations for ourselves and the team and we ended up not going in any way that we expected, but that’s just a part of it that’s baseball,” said LaMack.

“Well, hopefully, I can take everything that was learned in the last four years and take it to Lakeland, play as capable as I know I am, and help the team out and win there,” said LaMack on playing at Lakeland University next year.

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