Baseball Team Off to Hot Start
The Wesleyan Wolves are stepping up to the plate for another run at a state title. So far this season, the Wolves have played some formidable out of region opponents and fared quite well, only losing three games, while winning twelve.
Junior Colin Hall is excited about the season and said, “We have performed really well this season thus far against opponents that have done well in the past. We have a long way to go, but it is looking good so far.”
Things have indeed gone well thus far, as the Wolves have been gaining momentum every game, correcting errors that would haunt them in a state playoff game. In the upcoming months, the baseball team will face many strong opponents such as North Gwinnett and Greater Atlanta Christian.
Pitching has been living up to the hype this season. Due to solid performances by seniors Andy Archer and Alex Thompson, the Wolves have been stellar in the field. On paper, the pitching has been great, but in the game, it has been all the more valuable. The leadership and clutch performances are something that must be seen to fully appreciate.
Hitting has also been phenomenal. Led by Colin Hall, Cole Mannion, Mikey Olsen, Ryan Weed and Michael Payne, the Wolves have been off to a hot start at the plate. With a handful of come-from-behind wins, the Wolves have been hitting when they are needed most.
On another note, Senior Mikey Olsen hit his first career home run against Benedictine on the road trip the team took the weekend of March 5th. On that trip, the Wolves played South Effingham and Benedictine, beating both. Benedictine, the state champions from two seasons ago, and the Wolves, the reigning state champions, went toe to toe on a beautiful Saturday morning in Savannah. The Wolves not only walked away with a victory, but also with a preview of an opponent they may face in the state playoffs.
The Wolves are in need of support, as the region schedule is about to begin. Make sure to make it to a game or two as the games are about to become very important for the Wolves and their berth in the playoffs. Region play begins March 15th.
The Wesleyan Wolves are also on Twitter now, so follow their account. Their “handle” is: @_WolvesBaseball. Updates, scores and inside information will be tweeted out by “GameChanger manager,” Alex Burke.