Varsity Baseball Ends Season with 19-10 Record


Elise Banks

Senior Max McFarland waits in outfield between bases for opposing team to hit the ball. The team goes to Districts on May 17 and has a record of 19-10.

Peyton Gregory and Ava Bearskin

PHS’ Varsity Baseball team finished out their season with a 19-10 record, with only districts left to play. Their last game was on May 10 against Liberty Wentzville, which they lost 5-2. They will head to districts on May 17.
Sophomore Antonio Contreras is on varsity for his first year. He played JV his freshman year and was excited to play varsity. He believes that varsity has more drive to win.
“I feel like varsity wants it a little more than JV. It’s a little more serious than JV because we want to win and play really well in districts but we still have fun,” Contreras said.
Senior Tavant Lopaix is going to miss the relationships he has built with his teammates but has enjoyed his senior season.
“I feel like the season has gone pretty well for us actually. We’re about to go into districts in probably a pretty high seed. I feel like we played very well this season and came together and won baseball games,” Lopaix said.
He particularly felt that he played well in their game against Webster Groves on March 29.
“I think that was the first time I actually started, I got some decent hits and everything. It was just really fun playing that game with everybody,” Lopaix said.
Head coach Victor Fink is preparing the team for districts. He really enjoyed seeing the players in their game against Afton.
“Probably the most exciting one [moment] was when we had a tight 2-1 game that was a walk-off with Afton. Seeing the team get excited was just really cool,” Fink said.
With 11 seniors graduating from the team this year, Fink is focusing on preparing younger players for the future as well.
“There’s a lot of guys who have been with the program for a long time that are graduating and moving on and hopefully getting some of those young guys some exposure so they’re ready to fill into those spots next year,” Fink said.