Clark Ehman (Freshman)
Baseball is an interesting game, in that sometimes the team that builds momentum can use it to fuel their success. The Obama Baseball team exemplifies that. The 2022 season has been full of surprises. Two of the teams slated to play dropped out, leaving four missing games in the Obama schedule. Five games were also rained out and were unable to be rescheduled. Obama struggled early in the season with several in and out of conference teams, losing to Carrick two times in the regular season.
Towards the end of the season, the momentum started showing. Last week, Obama Academy ended the regular season with its first City Championship, by defeating the same Carrick Raiders that beat them in the regular season. They downed Carrick 8-5 in the City League Championship only a day after nipping Brashear in the playoffs with a score of 7-6 in favor of the Eagles.
The Eagles were led offensively this season by junior Brandon Mcclain-Banks with a .531 batting average. Sophomore Chad Helwich was the Eagles top hurler with a 4-0 record, and an ERA of 1.88. The season continues this Thursday, May 26 as the Eagles travel to Somerset High School, for the first round of State playoffs. Hopefully, this momentum will let them pull through. No matter what happens, this season will be remembered for bringing Obama its first baseball title.