The Varsity Baseball team traveled to Merritt Island, FL this Spring Break to participate in the Cocoa Beach Invitational! The Spartans played four games and were able to leave Florida with a 2-2 record. Scores from the four games are listed below:
Roger Bacon 0 – Viera High School (FL) 7
Roger Bacon 16 – Muhlenberg County High School (KY) 6
Roger Bacon 2 – Florida Prep Academy (FL) 3
Roger Bacon 10 – Newton High School (OH) 4
The two losses were against really solid teams from Florida and one loss was by one run. Pitching performances that highlighted the trip came from Jacob Brookbank ’20, Jake Speed ’19, Evan Webb ’21 and Zach Whitton ’18. Hitting performances that highlighted the trip came from Jake Speed ’19, Tyler Bullock ’20, Chris Hoffmann ’20, Dylan Polk ’19 and Evan Kelsey ’20. Cole Stager ’20 who was a vacuum behind the plate all week!
Head Coach Tim McCoy ’02 enjoyed the trip and thought it was a great experience for the team. He notched his 100th career win as well during the trip! McCoy said, “First off, we want to thank all the donors who made this trip possible! It was great to get down here and actually play some good baseball in some amazing weather! The weather back home when we were in Florida wasn’t great at all. Now, it’s time to get back home and use what we did down here to help get us going the rest of the season.”
Assistant AD, Brandon Spaeth ’11, attended the trip as well. Spaeth said, “I was extremely proud of how these young men carried themselves throughout the entire trip. Everyone was very respectful and represented Roger Bacon in a great way which goes a long way. They understood that they were down there to take care of business but also have a good time while doing so and they did just that.”