By Jude Kelly
Harbord's baseball team has had a great start to the season. There have been some challenging games when we did not have any luck, but our players have kept their heads high and started the regular season off with a 1-1 record, as well as playing a game in the OFSAA qualifiers.
The first regular-season game was played against Northern. Northern just barely won 5-4. Declan Troy, Noah Jack, and Colby Chansomone-Lam pitched fabulously, and Theo Higgins scored a home run. Harbord had the chance to take the lead in the last inning. Charlie Angel was up to bat with the bases loaded, two outs and hit a bomb to center field, but sadly the Northern's center fielder was able to track it down and catch the ball. Northern then managed to squeak through just barely holding onto their one-run lead.
The second game of the season we played was for the OFSAA qualifiers, a TDSB-wide baseball tournament when, unfortunately, we had no luck, and well, we did not play very well either. In the end, Harbord lost 11-1. Although there were some positives: Roman Figueroa had a great diving catch, and Charlie Angel pitched really well until he pulled himself. Another positive in the game was that we had the same number of hits as the other team, even though we got blown out.
The OFSAA qualifiers might not have been Harbord's best outing, but we bounced back from the loss and beat Leaside for our third game of the season and second regular-season game of the season. We won 2-0, and our pitchers Declan Troy and Charlie Angel held Leaside to one hit. Overall it's been really good to get back onto the diamond and a great start to the baseball season for Harbord. Go Tigers Baseball!