Baseball team plays in national tournament

The boys baseball team was invited to a national tournament that consisted of the top 16 teams in the nation March 23-29.
The baseball team played four games in the tournament ending with a 3-1 record overall taking fourth place out of the 16 teams in the nation.
“Huntington Beach was our hardest game because we faced the number one pitcher in the nation and in the tournament, plus he’s only a sophomore,” sophomore Ryan Teauge said.
The game against Huntington Beach was televised for the nation to watch, the Puyallup baseball team lost that game, 6-0.
“Their pitcher is one of the best in the nation and we were not able to put any pressure on them,” sophomore Noah Fenz said.
While the boys were playing baseball while being on television, they struggled with some aspects of the game.
“Hitting was probably our team’s biggest struggle throughout the tournament,” Teague said. “Once our hitting comes around we will be a scary team to face. I knew I had to trust myself and not do too much, stay relaxed and keep my composure.”
The team won State last year and hopes to repeat again this season.
While this year’s baseball team was in North Carolina they had the opportunity to tour North Carolina State and Duke University.
“We as a team got to watch the North Carolina versus Miami baseball game. We also hung out at the hotel and relaxed,” Fenz said. “I do not really have a particular favorite memory from the trip; the overall experience was amazing and I have learned that there are some really good baseball players throughout the country.”
The national tournament gave the PHS baseball team the opportunity to evaluate how they will stack up against their competition this season.