Report on Bear Baseball from a Fan

So far this season, the Bear’s baseball team has struggled to find its identity under new head coach JJ Brock, but things are looking up. Team chemistry and morale are increasing and some new varsity players are showing just why they got called up.


Senior Michael Ibrahim, albeit his first year on varsity, is making an impact on the field. He has been starting in right field and batting in the meat of the line-up. Thus far, he might be batting the best on the team.

Junior Vinodh Balendran and Sophomore Sean O’Brien are new to varsity as well, but both have shown their skills on the mound this season, especially on the Bear’s spring break trip to Cocoa Beach.

Seniors Rushmore Johnson, Max Kra, and Cord Peters and leading by example and are the backbone of the team. Rushmore Johnson pitched a complete game one hitter in Florida and Max Kra has already hit two home runs this season. Cord Peters, a varsity player since freshman year, has suffered from injuries in the past, but seems to be completely healthy and is showing his skills on the diamond with his lasers off the bat and out of his arm.

John Paseur, a senior and future Catcher for Johns Hopkins, recently got a concussion but is regaining his strength. In his absence, junior Nick Murray stepped up and sustained the starting role at catcher. Even though he is primarily a middle infielder, you wouldn’t know it by the way the pitchers trust him and by his command as an on-field leader.

Junior Alexander Mockett has also showed his skills in the outfield and at the plate. He also recently got cleared to start pitching again and will be a key to the Bear’s success in IAC play.

And as always, senior Henry Duncan is working hard and showing why he deserves to start wherever is needed, whether that’s in the outfield, at second base, or even pitching. Senior Kyle Gutierrez also hit an absolute bomb against Woodberry Forest and doesn’t look bad at first base either.

It should be fun to watch the very talented Bears as their season unfolds.

A Fan

Published in: on April 4, 2012 at 8:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

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