SPS Baseball in Full Swing

(COVINGTON, La.) — It’s that time of year again, baseball season at St. Paul’s School. For three out of the past four years, the Wolves have lost in the first round of the playoffs. This year’s team is excited to get the season underway and hope to make a deep playoff run.

Peyton Lacoste in the batter box after hitting the ball. (Photo Credit: gohuskies.com)
Peyton Lacoste in the batter box after taking a deep swing at Heap Field  (Photo Credit: gohuskies.com)

“As a team, we worked extremely hard. We are playing for each other, (and) we have some really solid players, so I believe we can win state,” senior Peyton Lacoste said.

Every year the baseball team has their eyes set on winning the state championship.

“I expect us to be able to play with anyone in the state. We should have a good shot at winning every game we play in this year,” senior Harrison Gitz said.

Winning a district title is a great way to begin a playoff run.

“Win district and a long run in the state playoffs is the goal. We can make it state because of the team’s camaraderie,” junior Kurt Thompson said.

Although only beginning the season this week, the senior baseball players are already thinking of their last memories at SPS and their last season in a St. Paul’s baseball uniform.

“It’s been a long journey, (and it’s) coming to an end. This team has been a huge part of my life for the last five years, and it is hard to believe everything is (ending). That being said, we have worked harder than ever before, and I could not be more excited to play one more year with “St. Paul’s” across my chest. This year, we have each others backs and I feel like we are going to finish big,” Lacoste said.

Many seniors have been playing baseball since they were young and will be hard for them to give up.

St.Paul's players vs Covington. (Photo Credit: NOLA.com)
St.Paul’s players vs Covington in a important district game. (Photo Credit: NOLA.com)

“It’s a little bitter sweet. I have been playing baseball since I was four and I am not going to play in college so everything I have worked for in baseball has been leading up to this year,”  Gitz said.

The Baseball Wolves will play their next game Thursday, March 5, 2015, against Destrahan at Home. The schedule is here.


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