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Sanger High 2023-2024 baseball season

An overview of the baseball season
Evan Hernandez

     During the season, there have been many highlights captured on and off the field. As seen on April fifth Sanger High’s JV baseball team has won ten games and have only lost two games so far this season, the varsity team has eleven wins and three losses at press time. Both teams have practice every weekday and, in some cases, they also have practice on Saturdays. 

     Luke Mason, a 10th grade JV player says, “throughout the season, rest and certain stretches help improve the way I play on the field.” The main positions that Luke plays is second base, shortstop and occasionally he pitches. “What motivates me most during a game is winning,” says Luke.  

     Both JV and varsity have played each game with a competitive attitude, putting their all in every position they play. Varsity player Maximus Torres says that the most competitive games he has played this season were so far against Sierra Pacific and Madera. “Knowing I have my parent’s love and support with baseball is what gives me the most motivation during even the most competitive games,” says Maximus. 

     Though a lot of effort is needed to be put into baseball, relaxation is an important factor to success as well. As stated previously Luke Mason says that rest helps him improve during the season. Andrew Moreno elaborates on Mason’s comment by saying, “A good way to help myself relax before a game is by listening to music.” 

     Every position, no matter if it’s infield or outfield, contributes to winning games. Andrew Moreno says, “I think the position that often has the most chaos is third base.” Third base is the base right before the home plate. This position often deals with stress because they are the last line of defense before the other team scores. 

     Moreno says that playing third base is most stressful when all of the bases are full because it is possible for every player on the bases to get to home depending on where the next batter hits the ball. 

                          With every sport comes commitment and responsibility. Baseball requires patience and a ton of teamwork to determine success. Luke Mason says, “I love a challenge. Baseball provides that for me and has shown me that determination can make me successful in any position I play.”          

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Emma Carbajal
Emma Carbajal, Copy Editor
This is Emma Carbajal. She is a 17 year old senior in high school. She has grown up on the outskirts of Sanger but is completing high school living on the inside of the small town. She attended Lone Star for elementary school, Washington Academic Middle school for her 7th and 8th grade years, and Sanger West as well as Sanger High for her 4 years in high school. Emma attended Sanger West from her freshman year to her second semester of her junior year, she now has attended Sanger High from her second semester of  junior year as well as the whole duration of her senior year. Emma’s favorite school subject is English.  She has 2 younger brothers as well as 1 older brother, and 2 older sisters. During her free time Emma likes to read, and write music. In her future Emma would like to one day own her own book store as well as be a wedding/event photographer.
Evan Hernandez
Evan Hernandez, Photo Editor
Evans lived in Sanger all his life attending schools like Reagan Elementary, Quail Lake Charter, and Sanger High School. Evan enjoys exploring the town on his bike. As part of his daily life,  he keeps a camcorder and camera on him at all times for his love of filming mini documentaries. Whether by himself or with a group of friends, he’s everybody’s cameraman which is why he joined journalism to learn more about journalistic writing with a touch of photography. In school, he’s an FFA student, but outside of school is when his creative freedom kicks in. 
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