Baseball loses to powerhouse Sherwood

By Rachel Lang

The baseball team lost 16-2 to the undefeated Sherwood Warriors on May 9, concluding their regular season with a 12-4 record.

The mercy rule was imposed in the sixth inning after the Warriors took a ten run lead over the Vikes.

Sherwood pitcher Will Bouey, a University of Maryland recruit, posed trouble for the Vikings offense, but centerfielder James Dionne was able to go 2-for-3 against him. With the hits, Dionne surpassed Matt Kaler’s Whitman single-season hit record with 33. Sam Avayou contributed an RBI and run as well.

The Vikings played four pitchers during the game; Michael Flack, Henry Kuhn, Michael West and Max Steinhorn, who made his varsity pitching debut, all took to the mound.

As the number two seed, the team received a first round bye and will host their first playoff game May 16.