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Howard Baseball Goes Head-to-Head in Georgetown Matchup

Contributing Writer

Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012

Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 21:03

Bison Club Baseball

Photo by Adrienne Brown

The Bison club baseball team ended their season this weekend with a series, 2-1 loss to the Georgetown Hoyas club team.

The Howard club baseball team held their first home match against the Georgetown Hoyas yesterday afternoon. In their final game of the series, the Bison lost 11-15. Overall their series record was 1-3.

Antonio McMichael, a junior computer science and engineering major, is always urging his teammates to work hard regardless of their opponent.

“Everybody made plays today and honestly when the pieces come together we can beat anybody,” McMichael said.

McMichael, the Bison club baseball team pitcher, made outstanding plays in the second game of the series. The final score of that game was Bison, 4, and Hoyas, 3. McMichael’s efforts in striking out major players in the Hoyas game aided the Bison into maintaining the lead. He did not pitch in the final game.

Even though the Bison lost their last game of their series against the Hoyas and their final matchup of the season, they started the season with energy. Before the Georgetown series, they lost to Loyola University, making their record 1-3. Regardless of their losing record, the Bison team makes sure to keep their main goal in mind, which is to have fun.

David Clary, a senior sports medicine majorand team captain of the Bison club baseball team, said he is just happy with the team’s growth. They have been practicing since the fall and can see all of their hard work play out in their games, win or loss.

“It’s our first home series and we wanted to win this game to entertain the crowd and get them to come back,” Clary said.  “Georgetown is one of the best teams that we played and we wanted to come out and show we can compete.”

The Bison won their first game against Georgetown in the second game of the series. In losing the last game, they were simply proud of the fight they displayed this season. They gained a lot of runs and will bring that same energy to their rematch game against Loyola University.

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