Every baseball season has its highs and lows. For this year's Varsity Eagles, the high came during the senior night game against Grapevine Faith. Talk about a nail-biter. The boys brought home a win in grand fashion in extra innings after scoring a whopping eight runs in the bottom of the seventh that brought the game to a tie. The team is graduating its largest and winningest senior class in the history of the program with 83 wins and 47 losses since 2016.
My favorite memory of this past season was our senior night comeback against Grapevine Faith. It was an all-around team effort and we couldn't have done it without everyone on board. I am really going to miss the team camaraderie and bus rides after games,
– Braxton Edrington '19
Unfortunately, the Legacy Baseball team was knocked out in the first round of playoffs with a one-game 2-0 loss to Austin Regents. “We just could not get that timely hit. We had the bases loaded twice with one out both times and just could not score;” stated Coach Lester. While it was an unexpected and abrupt end to the season, the Varsity Eagles can reflect on this season with pride and hope. “Twenty-five wins is a great season for any team and one in which we can build upon,” stated Alex Smith ‘20. “We won the district, and our district had three teams advance in the playoffs, one played for the state championship, so we are in a highly competitive district,” said Sam Yasilli ‘20.
Baseball was the only sport to have Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity teams this season. “It will be difficult to field another freshman team but we are looking forward to an influx of good talent next year,” commented Coach Embry. Goodbyes are always tough, and Legacy will miss quite a few of our graduated players, but with rising seniors Alex Smith, Nathan Norris, Hunter Johnson, Alex Clark, and Sam Yasilli, the future remains bright. These young men will lead the baseball team into the summer, fall, and into 2020. The team looks forward to competing for another playoff berth next year.
My favorite memories were pitching against Fort Worth Christian in the district championship game and talking to coach McCollum about junior college baseball news in practice. Also talking to both the coaches about their playing careers and seeing what college baseball has in store for me. I am going to miss these coaches the most.
-Matthew Scott '19
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