One for the Books

Varsity baseball having a record season


Photo by Ella Brown

Senior Nolan Miller watches the runner on first base.

For the first time in school history, the varsity baseball team has reached 25 wins in one season. On top of an impressive 26-4 record, the team has taken home the championship in three tournaments: the Troy Classic, Midwest Classic and Hickman tournament, all according to There are four games left in the regular season, and districts begin May 17.

“The team has taken off,” senior captain Nolan Miller said. “At the beginning of the year, we all thought we would be pretty good. We knew we were going to pitch really well, but we did not know we would hit as well as we have. I’m really proud of the way we have played so far this year.”

Hitting well is an understatement. senior Ryan Alagna is batting 0.424, and 11 guys on the team are batting over 0.300. Senior Tanner Perry and Alagna have an on-base percentage (OBP) over 0.500. Junior Daniel Wissler has had 36 hits and 29 runs batted in (RBI). Senior Mason Whiteside has a slugging percentage (SLG) of 0.568 and 2 homeruns.

The boys are also succeeding on the mound. Senior Caleb Greiner has a 0.00 earned run average (ERA) in 15 innings, and Perry has a 0.40 ERA in 35 innings. Miller is sitting at 5-0, and no pitcher on the squad has a losing record.

“The team atmosphere is very electric,” Miller said. “We bring a lot of energy and passion every day, we all pick each other up and play for each other. I think our team chemistry is a huge reason we have done so well this year.”

Go visit the ballpark to see history in the making.