Chagrin Baseball’s Annual Myrtle Beach Trip

Chagrin Baseball’s Annual Myrtle Beach Trip

The Chagrin Falls High School’s baseball team has been traveling down to Myrtle Beach over spring break for the past ten years. After last year’s devastating playoff loss, the team is looking to open with a strong start in its first games.

This year’s team is a promising squad with ten returning players and five returning starters. Among the ten returning players, seven are seniors.

Senior Cole Weiss was asked about some of this years goals.

“We have high expectations every year, but this year is a little different. We have an extra chip on our shoulder after last years’ devastating lost,” Weiss said.

The baseball team played a total of six games in Myrtle and finished the trip with a record of five and one.

Senior pitcher Dylan Scheetz had a successful trip; he racked up 14 strikeouts, and both of the games in which Scheetz pitched, Chagrin won.

“I may have had a good trip from a pitching standpoint, but I had an even better trip from a batting standpoint. One for one,” said Scheetz.

Students are riled up for the start of baseball season back home in Chagrin. Senior Henry Woofter has already busted out the Chagrin baseball gear.

“Yeah I’ve spent most of my college savings on Chagrin baseball gear. It probably wasn’t the best financial decision, but I’m happy about it,” said Woofter.

Although Woofter didn’t travel down to Myrtle with the team, he was able to watch every game on Game Changer.

Woofter said, “Every game was live streamed so I didn’t miss a second of any action. I was even able to follow the game on my flight to Florida.”

The baseball team is looking to make a statement as they have their first games in CVC play this week. Senior  center fielder Jack Amendola is looking to continue his hot streak from Myrtle against CVC rival Perry.

“I just want to do my job and get on base so that we can manufacture runs early and often, if we can jump out to an early lead and then hold teams with our pitching and defense, then we will be in good shape this year,” said Amendola.