Winning streak


Nate Witherspoon, pitcher, against Wheaton, Illinois, March 31.

Last night’s Cardinals opener against the Cubs means spring is here as is high school baseball season.

The Wildcat’s varsity baseball team hit the diamond for the first time over spring break, playing Lafayette and Summit in a jamboree at EHS, March 17.

“We are off to a great start this season and played really well over the break,” Cole Stamper, center field, said. “There is, of course, things we need to work on like our overall play in general; both offensively and defensively but they will get better as the season progresses.” 

The Wildcats played in the St. Charles West Tournament two weeks ago, winning both of their games.

“Up to this point the season has gone very well; we’re 5-0,” Mr. James Daffron, head coach, said. “The boys are doing exactly what they’re supposed to be doing with their talent level, and we continue to get better every day and keep winning games.”

After ending with a 12-8 record last season, returning seniors, including Zach Seiler, catcher, looks to make an impact on the season and push the team to success.

“If we practice hard, stay focused and keep playing like we have been,” Seiler said. “I think we can definitely make a great run this season and make it to the playoffs.”

Like any team, a major component to the baseball team’s success this year will be based on their camaraderie with each other and how they play together.

“We’ve been playing really well as a team, and we are really meshing,” Stamper said. “We’ve also bonded more than teams in the past, because of our dedication. We have a goal to win state this year and we are working very hard to reach it.”

After a great start to their season, the Wildcats will look to keep the ball rolling through out the rest of the year with the intention of making it to state.

“I feel that we will do really well this season,” Garret Witte, pitcher, said. “With such a great start to our season, we just have to keep things going in a positive way and keep playing overall sound baseball.”

The Wildcats faced off against the Parkway West Longhorns at EHS and defeated the Longhorns by mercy rule, with a score of 10-0, April 2.

They kept their winning streak alive with a win/loss record of 7-0.

The Wildcats will play next at EHS against Lindbergh, April 6.


2014-2015 Baseball

Date Opponent Location Result W/L
Tue, Mar 17 3:00 PM Jamboree EHS
Fri, Mar 20 Summit EHS 7-3 W
Fri, Mar 20 Parkway Central EHS 3-1 W
Sat, Mar 21 St. Charles West Tourny St. Charles West 9-1 W
Mon, Mar 23 TBA St. Charles West Tournament St. Charles West
Fri, Mar 27 St. Charles West Tournament St. Charles West 3-2 W
Tue, Mar 31 Wheaton Illinois EHS 5-0 W
Thu, Apr 02 4:15 PM Parkway West EHS  10-0  W
Thu, Apr 09 4:15 PM Lindbergh EHS
Fri, Apr 10 EHS Jefferson City Tournament Jefferson City
Sat, Apr 11 TBA Jefferson City Tournament Jefferson City
Tue, Apr 14 4:15 PM Fox EHS
Thu, Apr 16 4:15 PM Northwest Northwest
Mon, Apr 20 4:15 PM Webster Webster
Tue, Apr 21 4:15 PM Mehlville Mehlville
Thu, Apr 23 4:15 PM Parkway South Parkway South
Sat, Apr 25 9:00 AM Francis Howell Francis Howell
Sat, Apr 25 4:15 PM Rockbridge Rockbridge
Mon, Apr 27 4:15 PM Ft. Zumwalt South EHS
Tue, Apr 28 4:15 PM Oakville EHS
Fri, May 01 4:15 PM Kearney EHS
Tue, May 05 4:15 PM Seckman Seckman
Thu, May 07 4:15 PM Marquette Marquette
Sat, May 09 4:00 PM Lafayette Busch Stadium