Baseball team finding footing after slow start

Jethro Ehrlich ’26 winding up for a pitch.

The baseball season has started here at University High School with Coach Joe Miller leading the team. The University/Classical Hawks are currently 1-2.

They won 21-3 against A.I. Prince Technical High School on April 4.

“Starting the season with a convincing win is always good, but there was a lot we needed to clean up from that game.” Coach Miller said, “We’re going to see them again at the end of the year and they’re going to be a better squad in May.”

Although they have won, they have their losses.

They lost 16-2 against Newington High on April 7 and 13-5 against Bolton on April 13.

Newington High made the Class LL quarterfinals last year.

“I thought we hung in for a few innings. It’s a reality check game for us,” Coach Miller said when talking about the loss. “The game just moves faster at that level, every play is just a little sharper. It’s good for us to experience that. We’re never going to have the numbers that Newington has, but we can look at how they execute and do the little things and have that as the standard we’re trying to reach.”

The loss against Bolton was devastating and according to Coach Miller it was not the Hawk’s “best showing”. He also said that the team would “regroup and be ready to go on Monday”.

April 17 is their next game, which is against Parish Hill. They played against Parish Hill during the CRAL championship last year, which University/Classical won 13-0.

After these three games, it is the real deal, the conference schedule.

“The next month is going to go by fast. It’s three games a week against teams we’re familiar with.” Coach Miller said when discussing conferences. “I think most of the teams in our league can beat any of the other teams on any given day. It means we need to be ready to play our best game every time we go out there.”