Wasco baseball beginning season strong
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Wasco High’s varsity baseball team hit the ground running this season with a 7-2 win rate as they enter league play.
The varsity played their first game of the year against Morro Bay High School and won, 9-3. Next, the varsity team made quick
work of Corcoran, 16-3, and Exeter, 10-2.
The team fought a close match against Independence from Bakersfield, coming out on top with a 3-2 win.
Cesar Chavez, of Delano, got shut out,
3-0, and North High was beaten 13-3. Next,
a landslide victory against Golden Valley,
So far the team has only lost to Mission
Oak, of Tulare, 7-3, and Garces, 9-1.
Though league play has not yet begun,
these scores are demonstrative of the skills
of Wasco High’s baseball team.
“Expectations are always high for our
program,” said Jeffery Wedell, Wasco head
coach. “We believe we have a young squad
that can contend for not only an SSL title
but a section title as well.” This season will
be Wedell’s tenth season as head coach.
According to Wedell, some standout
players to look out for are Isaiah Delarosa,
senior third baseman/pitcher; Colin Dickson,
junior pitcher/first baseman; Isaiah
Juarez, junior center fielder/pitcher; Emilio
Martinez, junior second baseman/pitcher;
Christian Rios, junior shortstop/pitcher;
and Sebastian Aguilar, junior catcher.
Varsity baseball’s first league game of
the year was against Mcfarland on Tuesday.
Currently, Mcfarland is 4-8 overall and at a
.333 win percentage.
“The SSL is going to be extremely competitive
this year with Taft, Arvin, RFK, Chavez
and a much-improved McFarland,” Wedell said.
Out of the potential rivalries, Wedell
pointed out Taft.
“We’ve had some really good battles in
my tenure as the head coach,” Wedell said
of Taft. “You can never not say Shafter
when talking rivalries no matter what sport
you're participating in at Wasco High.”
Just like with every other Wasco High
sport, it’s in the spectator's best interests to
look out for the Wasco-Shafter match up.
Currently, Shafter stands at 8-4 this season.
You can witness this matchup on Tuesday,
April 19, at 4 p.m.
To see the rest of Wasco High’s baseball
schedule, you can find the full list of games
and times on Wasco High’s website.