Baseball falls to Lynbrook High School on its senior night 6-4

Matadors fail to maintain their lead due to fielding errors


Sophomore Nilay Srikantappa prepares to hit the ball in the third inning. Photo by Stephanie Zhang

Stephanie Zhang

Varsity Baseball lost narrowly to Lynbrook High School during its senior night game on Tuesday, May 9. Although the Matadors started out with an early lead, scoring once in the first inning and then once more by the end of the third inning, LHS was quickly able to catch up, tipping the score to 3-2 by the end of the fourth inning. LHS was then able to score three more times in the fifth inning, while the Matadors were only able to score twice more in the sixth inning, leading to a final score of 6-4.

Despite the loss, senior Xander Mommer felt that all the players tried their best. As the third to last game of the season, Mommer could see how much the team has improved.

“The entire team played really well,” Mommer said. “Other than a few poorly timed errors that made a big difference, all the other plays throughout the game were really solid.”

Mommer believes that the team was able to communicate well with each other largely due to the fact that it has been able to grow so much as a team since the start of the season. Especially for new players, they have been able to form new bonds with upperclassmen.

“Our team chemistry has just gotten so much better,” Mommer said. “We’ve all been playing for a few years, but I think this season especially, there’s been just so much growth and so much improvement. We’re all pretty close now, [and] I think that’s helped our team a lot.”

Although he believes that his own performance could have been better, senior Samuel Choi agrees with Mommer’s sentiment, saying that this was one of the better games the team played this season.

During the senior night ceremony, Head Coach Shawn Voigt gave a brief speech honoring all five of the seniors, highlighting the impact they have made on the team, and on the MVHS Baseball program as a whole. The seniors were then presented with a bouquet of flowers and individual pictures signed by the whole team as they stood alongside their family members.

Choi fondly looks back on his past few years playing baseball, as it was a highlight of his high school career.

“On the baseball team, you’re going to find a really tight-knit community that supports each other every day,” Choi said. “No matter what type of situation you face, you’re just going to have a great time playing one of the best sports with your friends.”