Roseville Varsity Baseball final 2017 moments


Sarah Allen, Managing Editor

The 2017 baseball season has officially concluded. They ended the season with an outstanding record of 18 wins and 3 losses. On May 30 and June 2, the varsity baseball team competed in the Macomb county district championship. The team won two out of three games in the tournament. The squad defeated the Lakeshore Shorains five to three and blew out the East Detroit Shamrocks 23-0. The final game was against L’Ance Creuse Lancers and Panthers fought tooth and nail and unfortunately fell short of beating the Lancers for the district title.

Here is a brief stat coverage of the games. In the first game against Lake Shore, senior, Tyler Fessenden had been the starting pitcher with two strikeouts of the night and he also hit a line drive gaper in the top of the fifth inning. The Panthers scored four of five of their runs in the top of the second inning. The final score of this game was five to two.

You might want to call the game against East Detroit a blow out, but some would chose to say it was a batting practice for the Panthers. With the final score being 23-0 junior pitcher, Darren Schafer, allowed zero runs scored and achieved nine strikeouts. Three of the players had received a mile stone couple plays. Senior Kyle Evans, junior Jacoby Dale and Schafer, all hit a in the park home run driving in two or more runs to be driven in as well. At the end of the third inning, the mercy rule was called. Mercy rules in high school baseball are 15 runs after the third inning but Roseville over achieved that with a total of 23.

With this game being the final game in the district championships, a loss would end the season for all the players on Roseville’s team. Senior Kyle Evans was the starting pitcher of this game. The game was overwhelmingly competitive, the score was 0-0 up until the top of the fourth inning. The Panthers batters had a very difficult time hitting off of L’Ance Creuses’ Nolan Lamere. With a couple errors from the Roseville team the boys lost to the Lancers. The final score of the game was Roseville 2, L’Ance Creuse 5.

The season has come to an end and the Roseville baseball team will say goodbye to four time division champion seniors Fesseden, Evans, Dylan Rochon, Alex Gonzalez, Tyler Greet, and Teddy Halt.