This baseball season, Heritage players have hit a grand slam in performance. Ranked 105th in high school baseball in Washington, Heritage T-Wolves headed to Tacoma Saturday for state after a gruesome game against Skyview for the district title. They got 2nd in districts, and were awarded 6th in state.
Senior Dakota Clevidence was named player of the year for a .523 batting average in which he hit 5 homeruns—three in the same game. He was also chosen for 1st team all-league first baseman along with others on the team.
“I feel accomplished and proud that my hard work paid off,” Dakota commented.
Senior Alex Smith was also chosen for 1st team all-league pitcher for his outstanding job as pitcher in which he “puts the light out” as said by another team mate. Senior Timmy Hergert was also chosen as 1st team short baseman.
“We’re like family. We’re closer than any other team I’ve been on,” Dakota comments. “The coaches trust in us to play, they let us play,” and trust that they will do the right thing. The coaches are not the only people to keep the players pumped and in control but also the ones on the bench. The players who stay in it even if they don’t play, who talk when others don’t. The benchwarmers brought the success too.