As baseball comes to an end, seniors Chase Swendrowski, Tanner Wood, and Alek Dubney reflect upon their season.
“There’s something about being a senior when you play, it just feels different,” Dubney said.
Dubney, who played catcher, third baseman, and pitcher, believes that this was the best season he played throughout his four years of MC baseball.
“Definitely senior year was the best season. It was fun having everyone together for the last time before we [seniors] go off to collage,” Dubney said.
Though they didn’t have the record they wanted, the team didn’t give up on each other.
“Having a losing record that motivated us. I remember the assistant coach [Keith Johnson] would always give us a little pep-talk before each game and it would really help us get through it,” Dubney said.
Chase Swendrowski, who played right field, shares the same point of view with Dubney about getting motivated.
“Before every game he [coach Keith Johnson] would give us a little speech about how we can win and can beat anyone if we wanted it. He told us that if we wanted to succeed, we got to dig deep and push ourselves,” Swendrowski said.
Tanner Wood, who played left field, pitcher and DH (designated hitter) reflected that the best part of this year was the team.
“The teammates definitely made the whole season better. We all stayed together as a team even though our season was kinda bad ,” Wood said.
As Swendrowski, Wood and Dubney graduate next week they want the next generation of MC baseball players to know that if they want to be successful then they have to work hard to get there.
“Start working hard young cause if you really want to make it you’re going to have to work hard outside of practice,” Dubney said.