#LanceroftheWeek: Shortstop Schwartzbeck prepares for 2019 baseball


Schwartzbeck reaches for the ball.

by Ashley Martin, Reporter

Garrett Schwartzbeck, Class of 2020, has a outstanding high school career. He plays basketball and varsity baseball. He also continues to keep up with his academic goals by keeping his 3.75 GPA and earning honor roll every term.

Schwartzbeck helped carry the varsity baseball team both freshman and sophomore year. Coached by David Keiling, Schwartzbeck played shortstop and had a total of 29 putouts and only 2 errors this season.

He said, ” I’ve been playing baseball for 12 years and each year I create goals and learn from my previous mistakes.” 

The baseball team ended the season with a 9-7 record. Garrett ended with a .292 batting average and a total of 13 pointsHe also received a CMC honorable mention in the Frederick New Post. 

One of his teammates, Dylan Miller said, “He’s a great teammate and deserves to be Lancer of the Week because he is always working hard and pushing others to do the same. He’s helped me fix my swing and that was a lifesaver.”

Garrett also played basketball his freshman and sophomore years. This year he played point guard on the  JV team.

He said, “I look forward to next season and I am excited to see what Coach O’Connor has to teach me.”

After high school, Garrett plans to play baseball in college and then wants to explore the computer science and construction fields. Garrett’s favorite subjects are science and math, so he plans on basing those subjects on his future career.

Mrs. Michelle Richardson, his AP World history teacher, said ” Garrett is a good kid and works really hard. I believe he is a great role model and I know he loves baseball.”