Baseball reaching for a good season


Courtesy of Zack Zsocsak

The 2021 RHS baseball team poses for a victory photo after winning their championship game.

The baseball team is back in action with their season coming up in the spring and they are in preparation to go beyond their expectations.
The 2021 baseball season ended with a playoff loss against Woodhaven by a score of 7-2 at the beginning of June.
“Our biggest rivals at the moment I say would be Woodhaven,” junior catcher Tyler Kurdi said. ”We don’t like Woodhaven since we lost to them at regionals.”
The boys have been gearing up for preseason practices after school with their coaches to see what needs work and perfecting and preparing for what is in store for them for this season.
“We have been practicing every day and getting our batting good so we are ready to do it when the actual season comes,” senior Robbie Longoria said.
The team lost some pretty valuable seniors in the years past but the players say they still have a lot of talent on the team.
Senior Donavan Canterberry, the ace pitcher for the Bears, signed on to play baseball at Xavier University in Cincinnati.
“We have so much talent on the team and just this year (such as the seniors) and over the past year we have all grown so much as a team and individual,” Kurdi said.
Canterberry was in the 2021 All-News-Herald Dream Team he also shined in his junior season last year as an all-league honoree.
“I went 6-4 on the mound, with one save, and 68 strikeouts, and ended with an ERA of 1.59 and a WHIP of 1.13 in 68 innings,” Canterbury said. ”Offensively I hit .317 and had 15 RBIs, 10 doubles, two triples, stole 30 bases and 33 runs scored. I played shortstop and had a .924 fielding percentage.”
The team is hoping for a good turnout for the season like seasons past and they are hoping to reach new heights and records.
“I really think we can get far together as a team, we are very confident in our abilities at this point,” Kurdi said.