Central High School’s baseball team suffered a season ending loss in their playoff game against Franklin Towne Charter on Wednesday, May 25th. The lower seeded FTC had patience at the plate drawing nine walks, six of which would result in runs. The 11-4 defeat was a disappointment for the Lancers because it marked the third straight year that the team has lost in the quarterfinals. Central certainly created chances, but left nine runners stranded on base, and only scored one run in the third inning after loading the bases with no outs.
Fortunately, the Lancers currently have nine young varsity players that will be able to carry the team next year, and despite the fact that Kyle Rosenberg (275) will be graduating, the young players’ hitting will still probably be one of the best in the Public League. When pitcher Greyson Sobel (277) was asked about the team’s prospects for next year he said, “We still have a lot [of] hope and upside to next season. We have a great group of players returning [next year].” The loss of Sam Greene (275) will significantly hurt the Lancers’ pitching staff, and the underclassmen will need to step up in order for the Lancers to dominate the post-season in the future.
Jordan Fredette (276)