BSM baseball pushes through a successful season, aiming for state

Owen Plourde pitches for the Red Knights.

The BSM baseball team is a little over a month into their season. With a 10-4 winning record, they are ready for the upcoming month with seven regular games remaining, sections, and hopefully the state tournament.

The team has seen drastic improvements in their progress as a team. They have been able to bond and work together as one. Being such a close team has its benefits. “I feel like our team is finally coming along together, and we are looking strong, so I feel like we are one of the best teams in our section,” senior captain Jonny Woodford said.

There have been many standout players on the team, as each player has worked hard to improve throughout the season. “I would say our whole team is standing out right now. But the key players for us right now are [senior captain] Matthew Evans and [junior] Benjamin James. They are leading by example and helping the team a lot. Also, [senior] Asher Connolly has improved a lot from captains in the winter to now in spring, and he has grown so much as a player,” Woodford said.

The team is dedicated to improving every day, and they have a desire to be the best they possibly can. However, they can’t do this without help from their coaching staff. “BSM has the best coaching staff in the state. All three of our coaches know what they are doing, and they are here to get to know you and teach you how to become better at the game. We have the most fun as a team but also get better at the game we love while doing so,” Woodford said.

The boys put lots of work into every practice and game, but they still have plenty of fun. They feed off of each other’s energy, especially when someone is playing well. “My favorite memory from this season is Asher’s diving catch in left field in the game against Jefferson. The whole team got really excited, and it made the game much more fun,” junior shortstop Ben James said.

With sections starting in less than two weeks, the team has to focus on their goals for the last stretch of the season. Their last state appearance was in 2019 when they lost the state championship 0-1 against St. Thomas Academy. “My goal since sophomore year is to get back where we failed. I want to get back to the state championship and win,” Woodford said.