Baseball team travels to Kentucky


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The team enjoyed time off from games at a Louisville Cardinals baseball game.

The junior varsity and varsity baseball teams traveled to Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, April 5 and returned on Saturday, April 7 after participating in the Super Prep Tournament, a round-robin competition held in different high schools throughout the city.

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The teams made a stop at Mark’s Feed Store for some Kentucky barbecue.

The teams were scheduled to play five games, but the fifth and final game was canceled because of a low temperature. The JV and varsity teams won two games and lost two games all in all.

The first game was a varsity 7-4 win against Beachwood High School from Kentucky. The junior varsity team played the second game on Thursday night and won 13-1 against Our Lady of Providence from Indiana. The junior varsity team played again on Friday morning and lost 12-1 against Trinity High School from Kentucky. The varsity team wrapped up the weekend after losing 4-6 to A.C. Reynolds High School from North Carolina.

“It was really fun to play teams from different states, and it was a good level of competition that I think helped raise our level of play as a team,” said Zach Gooding, junior and varsity team pitcher.

In between game action, the players visited Mark’s Feed Store for some Kentucky barbecue, and they also went to a University of Louisville baseball game.

“The trip to Louisville was great for the team,” said Will DeDobbelaere, junior and varsity team catcher. “We played strong, and I had a ton of fun with my teammates at a barbecue restaurant and at the Louisville baseball game. The games will definitely prepare us for our upcoming conference schedule.”

The varsity team’s record went to 4-2 for the year, and it has since moved to 4-3 after an 8-4 loss to Glenbard West on Tuesday, April 10. The team will look to improve before facing Glenbard West again on Thursday, April 12 at home.