Varsity baseball goes 1-1 to finish the regular season


Senior Kyle Wojczynski had a breakout weekend in his final regular-season games as a Ranger to lead FHC in the EGR Jimmy Gerken Tournament. The boys were able to go 1-1 in the tournament, as they lost to St. Mary Prep 5-1 on Friday night but bounced back to take down rival Forest Hills Northern on Saturday 5-1.

In the first game, the Rangers struggled to drive in runners once they reached the basepaths. FHC started hot and put up a run in the top of the first, but a big 4-run fourth inning for St. Mary’s sealed the win. The Rangers actually outhit St. Mary’s 7-6 but lost 5-1.

Kyle was responsible for driving in FHC’s only run with an RBI single in the top of the first. Kyle and fellow senior Joe Szczepanek both went 2-4 to lead the Rangers with multiple base hits, while junior Grant Coughlin went .500 with a base hit. Senior Adam Tellier earned a single as well and was the only Ranger to touch home plate in this game.

The Coughlin brothers, senior Cole and junior Grant, tackled the pitching for FHC. Cole got the start and lasted five innings; he gave up 5 runs on 6 hits with 2 walks and 5 strikeouts. Grant came in for relief and gave up 1 walk while striking out 2.

On Saturday, the boys were able to get a revenge win after losing the conference series to FHN earlier in the season. FHC had a breakout third inning, where the Rangers scored all 5 of their runs to secure the 5-1 win.

Sophomore Joey Wise got the scoring started with single, and Kyle busted the game open with a 3 RBI triple. A single from Cole brought Kyle in and gave the Rangers their 5 runs for the day.

The Rangers were all over the Huskies’ pitching, as FHC outhit them 8-3. Cole led the team by going 2-2 with an RBI, while senior Ethan Vredenberg went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. Adam hit .500 in this game with multiple base hits and a run scored, while Joey earned a base hit, an RBI, scored a run, and walked.

Joey got the start on the mound and lasted six innings. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Senior southpaw Jacob Hornbeck gave an inning out of the bullpen and secured the win with 2 strikeouts in the top of the seventh.

This tournament marks the Rangers’ last regular-season games and brings their overall record to 16-11. The boys will have a long week of practice before beginning District play on Saturday, June 1 against Caledonia.