Fleetwood Baseball Looking for Another Big Season

Posted on April 17, 2014 by

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Two years ago, the Fleetwood boys baseball team did something they had not done in a while. They had the chance to play for the County title at FirstEnergy stadium. Fleetwood went on to win the County Championship for the first time since 1970.

To achieve that stage, they beat Hamburg and then won against Wilson 3-2 in eight innings. Then, for the Country title, they went up against Governor Mifflin. The Tigers knocked in 10 runs in the first two innings. Fleetwood ended their amazing season with a 9-3 record in the league and 17-6 overall. It was a memorable year for the Tigers, which ended with second baseman Devin Wenzel committing to play baseball at the University of Cincinnati.

Just before that unbelievable season, the Tigers went 13-45 in the previous three seasons, winning just six league games.

“That team was one big family, and we never felt any better than we did after winning that title,” senior Cody Wolf said.

The following season, the Tigers went 6-4 in the league and 10-9 overall. Fleetwood baseball was not happy about that. They wanted to be at the top again.

“Losing as many seniors as we did that year, I was pretty happy with how we performed,” junior Jared Adam said.

Trying to get back to their winning ways, the Fleetwood baseball team started their season with a home victory over Oley. Just after that, they would fall to Muhlenburg.

The Tigers have emerging underclassmen as well as some players with experience, including All-Division players Tyler Emge, Clay Weidemoyer, Jake Wapinsky, Wes Hawkins, Eric Rohall, Ken Zuber, Christian Schwenig, and Josh Conrath.

Fleetwood is predicted to contend for a playoff berth. They would like to get back to the County Championship game again. All this could happen if they put in hard work and dedication.

“I would love to compete in the County Final once more before I graduate,” senior Clay Weidemoyer said.

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