Lancer Spotlight 3/23/22: Varsity baseball begins their season with loss to South Carroll

The field is ready for Lancer baseball.

JP Lyons

The field is ready for Lancer baseball.

by JP Lyons, Reporter

The Lancers lost their opening game in a pitchers’ duel by a score of 2-1 to the South Carroll Cavaliers. The contest was extremely even, but the final result came down to the Cavaliers making key defensive plays in the outfield.

Ben Moore, who established his reputation with a no-hitter last year,  pitched six quality innings with 12 strikeouts. Senior Adam Rein led the Lancers’ quiet offense with 2 hits.

The Lancers will look to bounce back from this low scoring affair on March 23 as they take on the Walkersville Lions.

Even with the first setback,  the baseball team is determined to earn their first state championship victory. 

The varsity team is made up of 16 players,led by coach David Keeling, while the Junior Varsity is made up 18 players, with head coach Michael Fink leading the charge.

Freshman JV player Lucas Nolan said, “The first scrimmage was a great experience, and I love improving my skills against better competition.”

Senior Pitcher Ben Moore will lead the varsity baseball team. Moore’s “plan is to enter the draft for MLB and make a run at playing professionally,”

 Ben Moore is committed to NCAA Division I, Old Dominion University. Moore is also currently ranked the number one 2022 pitcher and player throughout the state of Maryland.

Other notable games on the schedule include a home game against Oakdale on March 28, Urbana on April 4, Oakdale again on April 18.

Make sure to come out and cheer on the Lancers through their 20-game season.