As a senior approaching graduation from CVHS and moving on to college, I’m starting to look back at the many different experiences I’ve had throughout high school. One of the memories that sticks out to me the most was being able to play baseball for all four years.
I can still remember the feeling of freshman year tryouts, when everyone was nervous and no one really knew each other yet. It’s crazy to think that we went from that to having our last ever high school game a couple of weeks ago. The 2019 class started off with a group of about 20 players on the freshman team and ended with only six on varsity. I could have never imagined the bond that we would have between the six of us seniors and all of the fun memories we have had together.
High school baseball is completely different than any Little League or summer team, because you and your teammates become a true family. This was definitely my favorite part of high school because even when I was having a bad day, I could show up to play a game I love with a great group of guys that would make me smile every day. All of us got into arguments or would hold grudges against each other every so often, but that’s what all families do.
Even though we didn’t make the playoffs this past season, it was still definitely my favorite season out of the four. We all had the same chemistry with each other no matter which grade we were in and we were always able to make the best out of the worst situations.
I highly encourage everyone to try to do an after school activity at least one year in high school. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sports team, music related, or a club, but it’s definitely an experience worth having.