Will The Baseball Team Match The Success of Last Season?


The 2022 Baseball team after winning the state championship 7 – 2 against St. Thomas Aquinas.

Megan White and Claire Ballou

In an exciting end to the season, the boys’ baseball team won the state championship last spring. Several students cheered the team on in the final against St. Thomas Aquinas, in which they pulled off a 7 to 2 win. This was their first championship win since 2007, the same year some of the underclassmen on the team were born. This win was 15 years in the making, but with many of the top-performing seniors graduating last spring, will the team be able to pull off back-to-back state titles? 

With the loss of the ‘22 senior class, Varsity Baseball will have some big shoes to fill. Senior Charlie Hale, starting shortstop and pitcher, believes they will have a good season ahead. “In every high school sport, you lose seniors. Last year, obviously we lost Padge who had a great season being Division II Player of the Year. We also lost a  lot of seniors like Torin White, Paul Vachon and Aidan Dufoe. Although, if you look at the team last year the core of our team was the junior, now senior class. Yeah we lost a lot of leaders, but we have people who can fill those roles,” said Hale. 

The confidence is high for the players this season. Second baseman Gavin Knudsen ‘23 said the team can “get back to the state championship and go back to back.” The future for the team is looking good, and the team is feeling equally as strong.

After the much-awaited win last spring, students reflect on the team’s success and predict more victories to come. “I thought they played amazing,” said Julia Vella, ‘23, who attended last year’s final. 

Even underclassmen were enthusiastic about the success of the team. “I was so happy because… as an athlete myself, winning the championship was such a big deal, especially for Hollis Brookline… we haven’t won in a while and I thought the boys worked really hard for that. I was really just happy to be there and enjoy that moment,” said sophomore Maggie Noble. 

Noble also foresees more outstanding accomplishments in the future of the team: “I think they’re going to be really good…I mean they lost some really good players last year but…they have some up-and-coming stars who’ve been working really hard”. With the support of their friends and classmates, the baseball team may be on track for another outstanding season. 

The team is off to a great start in their 2023 season. Their first scrimmage ended in a 3-2 win against Division I team, Merrimack. Players and fans are excited about what is to come for the team and the future of their season.