by Canaan Freeman | Sports Editor
For Johnson varsity baseball 2014 no one really knew how this season would play out. Expectations weren’t high but they most definitely weren’t low. This season has been the most unpredictable in recent years but the Jags are finding success still.
“Although we are very inconsistent we like the way things are coming together down the stretch looking ahead to playoffs,” senior Dmitri Mauricio said
The Jags worst loss of the season came to Roosevelt who the jags statistically should’ve beat they then faced state ranked Reagan next. After a bad loss theres two possibilities for the next game a rebound and motivated team or another bad loss. For the Jags they played with a lot of motivation and knocked off number 15 in the state Reagan.
“We were all pretty mad after our loss to roosevelt but once it was all said and done we used it to provide the spark for our big rivalry game against Reagan. The win against Reagan helped but we won’t forget about roosevelt and will be coming back for revenge on April 15 when we meet them again,” Mauricio said.
The most recent game was a loss to Macarthur(7-9) putting the Jags at an overall record of 16-6 and 3-4 in district play. The next game was a very intriguing match up when the Jags
host Churchill on Friday April 11 who they lost to the first time.
“We know what we had to do to beat churchill and propel ourselves into the playoffs on a high note.” senior Tanner Wall said
The Jags did however lose to churchill now being on a two game losing streak and a district record of 3-5. They are already a locked playoff spot but know how important it is to get that 3 seed rather than the 4.
“Nobody likes losing if you enjoy sports then you know losing is arguably the worst thing about sports, the only good thing about this loss is that we have 4 more games remaining giving us enough time to turn this losing streak around. Our goal is to be playing our best baseball going into to playoffs and that’s not what were doing so we know what has to change,” Wall said