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Chesterfield High School

Chesterfield baseball wraps up season

By Ken Buck

Staff Writer

Chesterfield— The Chesterfield High School Golden Rams baseball team went into this Spring season with hopes of making a push into the playoffs, but circumstances simply did not pan out as Head Coach Justin Gandy had hoped.

“I am disappointing at not making the playoffs,” Gandy says. “We didn't do what we needed to with the first half of the region schedule. We won some games down the stretch but they weren't enough. Injuries and some bad luck cost us but we just needed to play better overall and play complete games.

“We just seemed to always have a bad inning defensively that lead to us losing.”

Overall, Chesterfield finished the season with a 9-14 record overall and 4-8 in the region.

Despite the disappointments, the Golden Rams also saw some bright spots this season, according to Gandy. Seniors Trevor Wilkerson, Jett Sutton, and Josh Sellers all batted above .300. The team’s leading hitter was Chase Wallace, who batted .365 and played great defensively all year.

Wilkerson and Senior Conner Harvey pitched well and Sophomore Seth Jordan also did very well on the mound as well and has a bright future, says the head coach.

Now, Gandy and his team will set their sights on getting much better going into next season, a task that will complicated by the number of graduating seniors from the team.

“We lose eight seniors this year but there is a talented group coming up,” says Gandy. “Most of that group were on the junior varsity team this year, which went 9-3 this season. Getting that younger crowd acclimated to varsity game speed and competition will be key to future success.”

The Chesterfield softball team, under the direction of head coach Freddie Gaskins, did advance to the Class AA playoffs. The Lady Rams started out with a 2-1 loss to Andrews, forcing Chesterfield into the loser’s bracket of the district. From the loser’s bracket, Chesterfield eliminated Carvers Bay, forcing a rematch with Andrews in the district finals, where Chesterfield fell, 10-0.

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