After slow start, baseball tallies 7 straight wins to begin season


Senior pitcher Connor Jackson (6) achieves his first win of the season against Sachse.

Zach Markey, Sports Writer and Editor

Baseball has started out the season strong notching nine victories in their first two tournaments of the season. Rather than the offense, the pitching has been the key for most of Prosper’s wins.

After starting off their first tournament 2-2 with losses against Frisco Wakeland and Independence, the Eagles found their groove. To end the first weekend of games, Prosper bounced back. They defeated Highland Park 3-0 and Coppell, a talented 6A program, 1-0. Senior Hunter Prideaux pitched his first win of the season against the Cowboys, with junior Jack Werran throwing three scoreless innings in one of his first appearances with the varsity squad. Prosper turned a .500 weekend into a 4-2 start to the year.

Coming into the second tournament, the Eagles entered with a surplus of confidence. They definitely made the most of this confidence, as they added five more victories to their record. Prosper came out with wins over Frisco, Frisco Centenial, Sachse, San Angelo and Waco Midway. Overall, another good weekend for the team.

In these first couple weeks, it seems Prosper contains a balanced team. It also seems as if someone new steps up every game to contribute to the win. No one batter who is leading the charge, nor is one pitcher they can call their true ace. The thing is, when the Eagles find their ace and their unstoppable player offensively, it will be a scary-good thing to watch. When  a balanced team adds a couple of impact players, the result often lands the team in the win column.