VCHS Baseball Begins Their 2021 Campaign

This story was also published in the print VCHS Talon on April 21, 2021.

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Garrett Kuch

The VCHS baseball team huddles up before their 3rd game of the season against Leroy Green Academy on March 26; Falcons won this game 8-2.

This year one of the few VCHS sports that can hold practices and have competitions is baseball. All of the VCHS community has eagerly been awaiting the return of VCHS sports since the start of the year, and now it is finally here. The baseball team, along with many other sports, have been waiting a long time to get the green light that they are able to practice with no restrictions.

“I’m so excited that we get to play after having to cancel most of last year’s season, and I’m so grateful to our coaches and school who work really hard to get us game ready and set us up with competition in our area,” junior John Elliott said.
This year has added extra challenges that the coaching staff and players have never experienced in past seasons. Fortunately for baseball, all of their activities are outdoors and the sport is primarily non-contact allowing them the opportunity and the clearance to still have a season.

“The biggest difficulty for the coaching staff has simply been the uncertainty created by changing regulations handed down by government and CIF authorities.” Mens varsity baseball coach, and VCHS teacher Mr. Andrew Wilson said.

This year the team is very young, consisting of primarily freshmen and sophomores, but they have a lot of experience and talent. The team is also much larger than teams of the past as they are carrying roughly 16 players, which is larger compared to past years teams which normally would vary from 11-13
players.

“The biggest challenge our team will face is definitely the fact that we are young,” sophomore Thomas Lane said, “Our fans can expect to see this team for the next 3 years as we are primarily freshman and sophomores, and a team with heart, dedication to become better, and a team that proudly represent Vacaville Christian,”

“I think they can expect some exciting games,” sophomore Steven Dingman said referring to the Falcon fans “Our hitting in the cages has been impressive so far, and
who does not want to see some bombs?”