As boys varsity baseball comes to an end of the 2019 season with 12 wins out of 23, seniors Parker Campana and Taka Horton reflect on their last season playing for MC.
“This is the first year that we didn’t have any sophomores on varsity so the juniors and seniors were really able to bond together. We always hang out outside of baseball and it helps us build a stronger connection with one another,” Campana said.
Campana who plays outfield also believes that the most valuable part of being on any team is team connections. That’s what sets them apart from their opponents.
“The most important thing is team bonding really,” Campana said. “We start off as individuals but come out as a team and that’s what makes us different than the rest.”
Senior, Taka Horton, a third baseman, shares the same idealistics as Campana on team connections.
“Having a tight team really helps us playing together as one. It doesn’t work when you play as an individual because playing as a team is apart of the game,” Horton said.
As the boys became closer to each other they also got closer to the new head coach who changed their season for the better.
“We have a brand new coach this year and I feel that since he’s been in the program for a long time and the new head coach he’s gonna bring new opportunities for us,” Campana said.
Horton agrees that the new coaching staff didn’t just help the team, but the whole program.
“The new coaching staff really changed the energy throughout the program,” Horton said. “People are more excited to play for MC and I’m excited to see how that changes the program as a whole.”
Although their goal to win the CIF championship fell short, the team is proud of how their character has grown throughout the season.
“The goal from the start was to win a CIF championship, but also just to get better as individuals not only on the field but become a better person in the community,” Campana said.
As their last season comes to an end the boys are hoping to pull off one last trick by getting a banner for the school to always be remembered.