MC goes to PETCO Park

Chianne Mallari | Photographer
Chianne Mallari | Photographer

Mount Carmel’s very own varsity baseball team got a chance to play against Poway High School at Petco Park.
“It was a really cool experience, and even though we didn’t come out victorious, it was still an amazing opportunity.” Center fielder and Junior Jordan Gochenour said.

They lost the game with a final score of 7-0. Regardless of the beaming numbers, the team is optimistic about the future.

“We’ve had a rough season so far but we’re finally coming together as a team now, and we’re just starting to win some games. Whether we’re winning or losing, we have been coming together and bonding more, and I feel that we are finally getting in sync as a team.” Gochenour said.

Junior Jack Melton seems to agree and shows the same hope for better times as Gochenour.

“It was worth it in the end. I think if we start  hitting better, we will start to do better in our games.” Melton said.

Last year, the team played a stronger set of games against Poway. They did much better then.

“Last year we won two out of the three games against Poway. Unfortunately, this year we lost all three.” Melton said.

Many spectators came out to watch the game, and the crowd was very energetic and supportive.

“All the fans and all the people that came out to see us- it was a lot more than our usual crowd, with close to 1000 people coming for the game,” Gochenour said, “The fans were getting really pumped up for us, and it was nice to see that we had a true Red Sea out there.”

These 2000 spectators, clad in deep emerald and scarlet alike, were thoroughly entertained by some unusual events.

“I actually got chased by a duck out in center field,” Gochenour said. “It was chasing me around, and fluffing its feathers up at me, all while attempting to bite me! That has never happened to me before, and it happened at Petco Park in front of all those people watching.”

The whole experience was very satisfying to the team.

“ I truly felt like a major league baseball player. The whole event was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Gochenour said.

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