Gallery: Baseball Flyers end their season after third district championship in four years with a loss to Jackson


Freshman catcher Shea McGahan (21) throws the ball back to junior pitcher Ryan Waller (12). Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

Freshman Shea McGahan throws the ball back to the pitcher, Ryan Waller. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Jessica Belle Kramer

For the Call

The Lindbergh baseball team’s district-winning season came to an end last week as the Flyers fell to Jackson 1-0.

Neither team scored for most of the game. But in the bottom of the seventh inning, Jackson’s batters started gaining momentum. After some back-and-forth plays, Jackson brought home a run.

The Flyers noted their opponent’s change in energy: “The lead-off guy in the last inning changed momentum for them,” pitcher Ryan Waller said.

Throughout the first six-and-a-half innings, Jackson kept tagging Lindbergh’s base runners out. Not getting those runs cost Lindbergh the game.

In the beginning of the fifth, the field filled with excitement when senior Britton Montroy stole third base all the way from first after senior Tyler West hit the ball and ran to first. But Montroy was struck out at home plate in a close call.

Scott said of his players, “Overall, they proved what kind of baseball players they are, what kind of team they are, and what kind of family they are by proving a lot of people wrong.”