Tonight, May 2, the West Henderson Falcon baseball team will take on the Asheville Cougars at 7 p.m. on their home field for one of the last games of the season.
The Falcons currently hold a winning record of 14-9, and winning this game could mean a ticket to the playoffs.
“I’m really excited for the upcoming game because I’m hoping to get to start at shortstop,” freshman Blayton Simmons said. “It’s really cool getting to play and interact with the older guys. I think the games are sometimes faster-paced and more upbeat.”
Tonight’s game is also a “Raise the Blue” game, as well as senior night. Senior Kye Andress will not be playing because of a torn meniscus.
“On Wednesday during spring break, I fell over after a play, so I did a barrel roll, and then when I popped back up, I hyperextended my knee,” Andress said. “It’s going to be rough having to sit on the sidelines during senior night, but I know the team will play hard.”
Many seniors said they have mixed feelings about their final high school season coming to an end.
“In a way I’m feeling kind of sad and happy at the same time,” senior Zachery Allison said. “It’s cool to see how we’ve all gotten better over the last four years. I’ve gotten a lot more work in the cages and I can definitely see the difference in my at bats.”
By: Kera Putnam, Staff Writer