Preview of EPHS baseball season

As we enter the 2009 Eagles Baseball Season it is with thoughts of pride, working hard and character.  It is these thoughts along with the willingness to possess and exhibit these qualities that will be paramount in order for us to achieve our goals and be successful on and off the baseball diamond.  These thoughts are the result of the quality and diverse group of student athletes that we have in the program in 2009; freshmen through seniors.  We are hopeful that the quality and diversity in the program will lead to many opportunities for our student-athletes.

It is the goal each season to produce young men and players in which
you the fan can be proud of and support on the field as well as off. 
We plan for this season to be no different.  Our goal is to have young
men leave the program better baseball players as well as quality
individuals that possess and present the character and qualities
necessary for future success and happiness. 
The 2009
Baseball Varsity Baseball Team has begun the season and to this point
has posted a 5-7 overall record while the currently set at 2-2 in the
Southern Sky Conference.  The Varsity Team currently holds 2 conference
wins over Mazama while they have lost single games to both Crater and
Ashland.  The 2009 JV Baseball Team has also started their season and
have earned the respectable records of 11-1 overall and 4-0 in league
play.  The JV Team has posted league wins over Crater, Mazama (2) and
Ashland as well as several non-league opponents while their only lose
has come to North Medford to this point.  The Freshmen Team currently
holds a record of 5-6 and have posted wins over Phoenix (2), Crater,
North Medford and Ashland while loses have come at the hands of North
Medford, South Medford (2), Roseburg (2) and Grants Pass.
Varsity Team currently has 4 Players hitting at or over .300, Senior’s
Derek Tuttle (.400), Brian Hodgkins (.321) Brian Smith (.303) and Timmy
Zomerdyk .(300).  The team to this point has been supported by strong
pitching performances by Senior Brian Smith and Junior Wade McCready. 
The Junior Right Hander McCready has posted a 3-0 record to this point
in the Season with wins over Douglas, Hidden Valley and Mazama.  In
these 3 wins McCready has only given up 1 run of which was unearned in
his 18 innings of work over these 3 games.  He has posted a No-Hitter
against Hidden Valley and Shutout’s against Douglas and Mazama. 

this point in the season Senior Timmy Zomerdyk and Junior Brandon
Hauser lead the Eagles in Runs Batted In (RBI) with 8 each while Senior
Brian Smith is close behind with 7 RBI.  Leading the team currently in
Hits is Senior Derek Tuttle with 12 followed closely behind by fellow
Senior’s Brian Smith with 10 and Timmy Zomerdyk with 9.  Senior
Speedster Garrett Davis currently leads the squad in Stolen Bases with
12 in 13 attempts.


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