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JV Baseball in Review

Joe Meade, Staff Writer

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A week ago, the JV Baseball team ended its season, and, although the year did not end the way the Rams would have liked, the team always put together solid games and had many moments that will be remembered for a long time. The Rams had many games that we will all remember for a lifetime. Some include the team’s dominant wins over teams that had tied or previously beaten the Rams (Rahway, Roselle Park, and Brearley), the team’s statement win over rival Union Catholic, and a tight, nail-biting victory over inter-divisional foe Dayton in their backyard. When the Rams won, they usually dominated. Pitchers such as Jack Reilly, Pat Tobin, Jack Sildat, and Ben Landis would dominate in these games without giving an inch. The Rams were also clutch on the offensive side when they needed to be. Jack Reilly, James Kim, Mike Roper, Dan Guider, Liem Lynch, and Sean Carey all used their hot bats in key situations, often to help the Rams tie or go ahead in a game.

The Rams were also a resilient group who could forget about a loss or bad play when necessary. One example was when the Rams made a lot of errors in one inning which culminated into Rams starting outfielder Joe Meade running to a ball and tripping right before the ball was supposed to be caught. This allowed the other team to score a run and put them within a run of OP. But, then Rams picked up each other and went on to mercy the other team by focusing their anger not at each other but on the ball. The Rams coach, Mr. Maybe, was also key in the team’s mindset of winning and having fun while doing so. He used his tactics of stealing often and swinging early in the count to help the Rams dominate offensively. While the season may have ended, you can count on the Rams to be working to improve their game over the summer, fall, and winter so that they can contribute to either the Varsity or JV baseball teams next year.

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