Fleetwood Boys’ Baseball Hopeful for Success this Season

Posted on April 10, 2013 by

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The former county champions are back in action. The Fleetwood boys’ baseball team has started to practice again, and they are looking to have another successful season.

The boys are hard at work to make sure they reach the same goals they achieved the year prior.

“I’m hoping that we have a really good year, and I hope we can live up to the success we had last season. We lost some good players, but we still have a really good team,” sophomore Jared Adam said.

The year of 2012 was a great year in history for the Fleetwood Area School District. The baseball team was once again county champions after not winning for close to 42 years. Yes, 42 long, unsuccessful, disappointing years.

Fleetwood alumni Devin “Whammy” Wenzel led the team to the championship in a 12-6 thrashing over Governor Mifflin on Thursday, 17 May, 2012.

The team was escorted back into Fleetwood while spectators cheered for the victory.

“I’m really looking forward to this season, and I can’t wait to start playing again,” senior Ryan Steward said.

The team started their season successfully in a scrimmage against Easton, which ended 11-5.

“Last year was a really good year for us, and I’m hoping to replicate that success with my team this coming season,” sophomore Tyler Emge said.

The team lost three of their main players, including Devin Wenzel, Ryan Cortazzo, and Derek Petersen.

Overall, the team lost five seniors over the last year. The team should be pretty confident since they almost have the whole of last year’s team still together.

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