Mustangs lose to Morton


Claire Valenti

“Whether you win or you lose, there’s always going to be a game the next day,” assistant varsity boys baseball coach Tim Cappelen said.

Claire Valenti, Sports Editor

In a must-win game after losing 1-3 against Hinsdale South, the varsity boys baseball team couldn’t keep Morton at bay, with 11 runs being scored with two outs. The Mustangs couldn’t generate offense and lost the game 3-13 in the fifth inning.

“You’ve got to tip your hats off to Morton, they took advantage of the things we did not do,” assistant varsity boys baseball coach Tim Cappelen said. “They took advantage of pitches we didn’t have the best command of and they put [balls] over the wall and took advantage of the wind blowing out, and we couldn’t do that.”

Senior third baseman Thomas Willard went 1 for 2, earning one total base. In the Mustangs’ next game against Morton, he hopes batting first will change the outcome.

“Early on we got down pretty quick following a tough series with Hinsdale South. We just got down on ourselves and we offensively couldn’t get in a rhythm. On defense we made some mistakes and all of that piled onto each other,” Willard said.

Senior first baseman Ben Dziedzic said that having a better approach when hitting will help the team start off stronger.

“We played a quiet game; no one was talking and I think that definitely affected us, especially with hitting too. Our coaches talk about quality at bats a lot and I feel like we didn’t really hit that quota,” Dziedzic said.

Senior pitcher Nathan Waterman had one walk and threw 41 pitches.

“Baseball’s tough, and it just wasn’t our day,” Waterman said. “We just have to bounce back, give it one hundred percent and have confidence when we play.”

The Mustangs face Morton at home May 12 at 4:30 p.m. to wrap up their three game series.