Baseball ‘keeping ball rolling’ toward playoffs

Max Stoneking, Sports Co-Editor

The baseball team was 12-4 with three games remaining in the regular season as of May 2.

Highlighting this season was the 14-13 upset over Shawnee Mission East on April 21. East is ranked 73rd in the nation and first in Kansas.

“Being down by 7 at one point going into the fourth [inning] and coming back to win was pretty cool,” Carson Green, senior, said

Brian Wircenske, senior, leads the team in batting average at .395 and in hits with 15 hits. The team as a whole is batting .298 and has five players batting over .300, including Green who is the team’s leader in RBIs.

“I didn’t expect us to be hitting this well. We just need to keep the ball rolling into the playoffs,” Green said.

On the mound, Max Storch, senior, has dominated all season. He is currently 4-0 with a 1.20 ERA and a no hitter to boot. Storch has also thrown a complete game shutout this season.

“He is flat out dealing on the mound,” Josh Perkins, head coach, said.

The team is riding a seven-game winning streak after dropping two in a row to Lawrence and Shawnee Mission Northwest, respectively. They will close out the regular season at Kauffman Stadium against rival Olathe East on May 6 at 4 p.m and then begin postseason play. The date and time for the first playoff game is still to be determined.