Centennial Baseball Defeats Hebron


pic credit: Ava Welsh

On March 30, the Centennial varsity baseball team took on Mount Hebron in a heated rivalry matchup.

The Eagles opened with pitcher Cade Ahearn, who pitched well throughout the game. The first real action of the game came in the 4th inning, where Hebron put up two runs, but the Eagles responded to that with four runs of their own. 

After that, the Eagles found themselves down 5-4 late in the 7th inning after Hebron put up two runs in the top of the inning, but the Eagles put together a few base runners which led to a bases loaded with one out situation for sophomore outfielder Charlie Wentker, who delivered a walkoff two run double to seal the dramatic win against Hebron. 

Sophomore Zachary Harris, who was on deck, was “very excited” and claimed it was “one of the best games [he has] ever been a part of…games against Hebron are always close and everyone was excited to beat them.”

Wentker believes that winning “helped their momentum” but they have to keep “pushing through” and not get caught up in the moment. Selflessly, Wentker also said that they should be “recognizing [their] whole team for staying in the game,” and not just him for completing the comeback. 

Going into the at-bat, Wentker was well aware of the situation he was in, and knew what needed to be done to succeed; “I knew during my at bat was to just stay loose and have fun. I knew that if I was scared and feeling tight, I would not execute. I had a plan going in and that was to put a hard ball into play, not directly to someone.”

After a back and forth game with a lot of drama, the Eagles pulled through to leave the Mount Hebron Vikings headed back home disappointed.


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