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Mishawaka High School Baseball

Mishawaka High School Baseball is coming out swinging this season. The team’s overall record is 3-6 and their conference record is 2-2.

Coach Huemmer commented about the season, “The Cavemen are in the process of finding their chemistry as a team and they are very close to doing it. Having great leadership by seniors Hunter Martsolf, Sam Fry, Sammy Eggleston, Brandon Riffle, Ashten Williams, Cameron Rice, and Zack Raes has had a positive impact on the team. As for our last game against St. Joe, we believe that we can compete with the best in the state and still have the mindset that we can win. This year's varsity group has been fun to be with, their enthusiasm and attitude keep getting better. As a coach, I look forward to working with them every day and can't wait to see how they will perform against the next opponent. There will be more challenges ahead of us, but I believe that we will be ready.”

The team did not fare well in the first game against Northwood in a 19-3 loss. For the next three games, they lost by one run each 3-4 to Goshen, 14-15 to Elkhart Central (8 innings), and 2-3 to Washington (10 innings). Their next games, a double header against Griffith, they split winning the first one 13-7 and losing 1-18 in the second game. They bounced back, firing against Adams by scoring 10 runs in the first inning to win 19-3 in only 5 innings, then again against Glenn 10-0 in 5 innings.

In their last game, they gave undefeated St. Joe a run for their money, but lost 4-7. Errors cost the Cavemen that game. Despite a record of 3-6 and 2-2 in the N.I.C., the team is still working hard and determined to win every game. Other impact players on the team are juniors Bryson Stutesman, Luke Shively, Luke Campbell, Ryan Wroblewski, Joe Howe, Sam Kennedy, and Vernon Daniels. Other talented additions are sophomore Dylan Hall and freshman Nick Bodle and Grant Jablonski. They are very close to coming together as a team. Junior Joe Howe stated, “Despite our losses the team's doing great. We're young but we're improving. We have a lot of confidence going into this week and hope to win all 4 games. If we do the little things right we'll prove a lot of people wrong this year.”

The JV group is off to a good start with a 5-1-2 record and the Freshmen are 2-3.

Come support the boys at Baker Park April 29 against Bremen and April 30 against Michigan City.

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