By Kevin S.
After three consecutive rainouts to begin the season, the Galileo baseball team were looking for a strong start, but unfortunately, they lost their first 2 games by mercy rule (being down or up by 10 runs or more after five innings). With only 5 returning players, but 10 freshmen and sophomores making up the majority of the team, the Lions are looking to develop these players for future seasons.
Despite the 2 early season losses, the Lions are keeping a positive outlook for the seasons. “As long as we battle through the adversity and do our best that’s all we can ask for,” says senior captain, Leo D.
On Wednesday the team traveled to Nealon park to take on the Lowell Cardinals. Starting pitcher, junior Rives W. held the Cardinals scoreless in the first inning but after that, walks, defensive errors and a lack of offense gave the Cardinals a huge lead. The umpires called the game due to the in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule, with the Lions losing, 16-0. “We made some defensive mistakes, but we’ll get better as the season goes on,” says senior third baseman Aidan Z.
On the second day of a back to back, the Lions had their home opener against Balboa at Hennessy Field on Thursday, March 14th. After getting shut out the day before, the Lions offense woke up, scoring two runs on base hits by senior Cybastian D. and sophomore Nick R., both times driving in a runner from third base. However, the Lions couldn’t clean up their defensive mistakes from the previous game and lost again by a score of 13-2.
The Lions are looking to bounce back on Monday, March 18th against Lincoln at Hennessy field.