MHS baseball starts ranked #1


Photo cred: Rebecca Schwerdtfeger

Senior Parker Davis passing a ball in from the outfield in one of the team’s recent games.

Abygayle England, Reporter

The MHS Baseball team so far this season has played in a total of 10 games and has a record of 7 wins and 3 losses. Right now, they are ranked #1 in the 5A/4A Southwestern league and ranked #2 in the Colorado class 4A with Air Academy ranked #1, according to Max Preps. 

“We think the season has gone pretty well to this point.  The team is working hard and getting better each game,” said assistant varsity coach Brent Wareham.

Montrose started off their season with their home tournament on Friday and Saturday March 11th and 12th. They played Bayfield and won 7-0.  The team then travelled to Delta where they played in another tournament on March 18th and 19th. There they played Monarch who they beat 6-0, then they played Liberty where they won 7-4. They also played Pagosa Springs and won 17-2. 

“The season has been underwhelming so far, but we’re excited to see what happens,” said sophomore Jaxon Kattner, “We’ve lost some games we could have won, and we haven’t been playing to our potential.” 

Then, the team had their first two individual home games. First, they played Palisade on Thursday March 24th where they lost, the score was 4-7. Then the next day, Friday March 25, they played at home once again playing Severance, where they ended up losing once again 0-10. 

“There’s always room for improvement, but we’re just working on being consistent,” said Junior Rocco Manuel.

The team then had a run of a couple away games, they played Roaring Fork on March 29, where they picked up another win 10-0. The next weekend on April 2nd they travelled to Alamosa to compete in a double header. In their first game they lost 14-13 and then they won their next game 10-3.

“All of our players are contributing and doing well.  In order to have a successful season you need each player to continue to work hard and get better,” said Wareham, “Our baseball team has been successful this year by being solid throughout our lineup and when one player is struggling others pick them up.” 

The baseball teams next two games are set to take place away at Rocky Mountain High School on Thursday March 7th and then Friday March 8th at Denver North High School.