Varsity baseball’s offense explodes in two wins over Greenville


Molly Donovan, Sports Reporter

The varsity baseball team came out hot in Wednesday’s doubleheader against Greenville. FHC played stellar in both games to win 17-1 and 17-0, securing the victory in both games by a mercy rule in 5 and 4 innings, respectively.

In the first game, senior Jake Heilman had an RBI in the 1st inning to score the first and only run of the inning. FHC then racked up 7 runs in the second with base hits throughout the order. 2 more runs in the 4th and 7 in the 5th sealed the mercy and first victory for FHC. The Rangers produced 14 hits in this game, with Jake and seniors Miko Rodriguez and Johnny Irish, as well as juniors Joe Szczepanek and Kyle Wojczynski earning multiple hits. Miko led the team by going 3-3.

Senior Nate Doolittle took the mound in the first game. He pitched 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and 1 unearned run to score, but struck out 12 batters and walked zero.

The same offensive production carried over into game two of the night as FHC produced 8 runs in the first inning. Junior Jacob Hornbeck went 4-4 in this game with all singles and had 3 RBIs. Totaling 13 hits in this game, once on the basepaths FHC also stole 6 bases. Junior Adam Tellier led the team in this game with 2 stolen bags.

On the defensive side in game two, the Rangers played a perfect game by committing zero errors. Johnny took the mound and went all 4 innings to seal the shutout with 10 strikeouts.

This explosive start puts the Rangers at 2-0 and they have won the series against Greenville. FHC will host the Yellow Jackets for the final game of the series on Friday, April 13 for their home opener.