Baseball Sports

Baseball looks to carry momentum into playoffs

Photo by Alec Vick ’15 — Adrian Zubia ’15 salutes Chad McLanahan ’16 with his helmet after McLanahan hit a home run against Red Mountain on Apr. 24

By Andrew Howard ’17

Closing in on the end of the regular season at The Roundup’s print deadline the baseball team is 14-6 overall and 6-0 in sectional play.

This year’s team has exceeded expectations and started by winning eight games in a row. After a shaky few weeks, the team is back on track after back to back wins against Camelback and Westwood.

Brophy is the only team left with an undefeated record in sectional play.

Chris Ashton (’15) has been our number one guy this year,” said head coach Mr. Tom Succow.

Ashton leads the team in number of innings pitched with 34.2, and has an earned run average of 2.42.

Coach Succow has done a great job of driving me and motivating me to work harder not only on the field, but off it as well,” Ashton said.

The team has a combined batting average of .321, and has scored 130 runs.

“We’ve really come around offensively, and we are playing good baseball right now,” Mr. Succow said.

With only six games remaining as of April 22, the team has a very good chance of making the playoffs.

“The most important thing is getting that top eight seed so we can get a first round bye,” said Adrian Zubia ’15.

Zubia leads the team in home runs and runs batted in so far this season.

This year’s team has much better chemistry than past teams.

“This is different from any other team because there is not one stand out player, everybody knows their role and helps the team in any way possible. The team chemistry is off the charts this year, every player on the team gets along with one another and it makes for a good time on and off the field,” Zubia said.

The Broncos’ last regular season game was April 28 at Horizon High School.