Same Record, Much Different Team

CHS Baseball Changing Its Ways
Thursday, May 28th, 2015

CHS Senior Cougar Baseball Players

In 2014, the Chatham High School baseball team finished with a record of 4-20. In 2015, the Cougars finished their campaign with the same record.

Many would say that this record speaks for itself; that the team did not improve and only experienced much of the same. This, however, is quite the opposite. The team, under second year Head Coach James Ascolese, was much better than their record would indicate. “We are becoming one of the better teams in the conference and county,” said senior outfielder Zack St. Romain.

In fact, the Cougars defeated Delbarton in the teams’ second matchup of the year at CHS. The Cougars won that contest by a score of 11-6. This victory was the first for a Chatham baseball team over the Green Wave.

Although the season did not go quite as planned, there is a bright future for the club. Players including co-captain Jake Bevich, Chris Bredahl, Ryan Barnett, Chris Delsandro, Jack Hale, Sam Blanchard, Jimmy Cunningham, Brian Brady, Robbie Moskowitz, Alex Sands, Austin Stamford and Matt Stamford are all returning next year, and all have already had an impact for the team.

What the team lacked in wins they made up for in energy, passion and overall spirit. St. Romain added how, “It was an awesome experience being on this team. I made some inseparable bonds with the players on this team.” Many of these bonds begin with the senior class: Drew Halliburton, Matt Stubeck, Mike Marcelli, Tommy Raia, Zack St. Romain, Kenan Ong, Michael Mulford and Cam Blazoski.

“Playing with such a tightly knit group of guys made this feel like more than a team. It made it feel like a family.”

Roll Cougs.