Warren G. Harding has had a difficult season, with injuries and poor luck hampering their progress. However, with the postseason approaching, the team is hoping to turn things around and make a splash in the tournament. Harding’s coach, Andrew Barnett, believes his team has the tenacity to make it happen, despite the challenges they have faced so far. The team is led by four senior class members, including Cayden Maffitt, who threw an 11-strikeout no-hitter earlier this month.
While the defense is solid, the team’s offense needs improvement, specifically in terms of a more aggressive mentality at bat. They need to focus on scoring more runs in order to win games. Lack of aggression will lead hitters to drop early holes, which will make it difficult to catch up.
Despite the challenges, Burnett is confident in his team’s ability to meet the Raiders’ challenge. They like to sneak past the first attack and then go into the hole from the beginning. The 32nd-seeded Raiders will face the 25th-seeded Mentors on Tuesday, and if they win, they will advance to the stage finals against the university school. The first pitch is set for 5pm.