Wakefield Baseball Continues Its Winning Streak


Junior Jaime Segui delivers the pitch against Stuart

Wakefield Baseball 2016 squad has made it into the history books. This is the first time since 1987 that the team has had a doble digit winning record. Currently, they are at 11-4. Go see them play at the opening ceremony this Friday at 6pm on home field.

If you haven’t seen a game, this si what you missed:

Tuesday, April 5th: Stuart hosted Wakefield for the Warrior’s third conference match up. Stuart pitcher Lars Erceg-Warner faced off against Wakefield junior Jaime Segui who came into the game with a record of 3-0. Both pitchers were dominant the whole game. The starting pitcher, Segui, was at the bump on Tuesday, pitching 6 innings allowing 5 runs. “I felt great the whole game, I hit my spots, also defense was great behind me, they were hustling for every ball put in play, and it’s huge for a pitcher knowing that your defense will try and get everything.” said Segui. Stuart scored 3 runs on the bottom of the 6th. Final score? 5-2, Raiders won.

The Warriors hosted Edison on Friday, April 8th. Another conference match up and lost badly to them, 15-1. Starting pitcher, Sophomore Colton Poythress, pitched the first two innings before being taken out of the game after allowing 7 runs. After the game, Poythress said, “Edison came ready to play, and it was an off day for us. It will be a very different game next time around.” Head coach Mike Ruck said, “We came out flat and couldn’t get anything going on the offensive side while on the other hand Edison could.”

The Warriors faced Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday, April 12. Segui got the start for Wakefield, he went 6.1 IP with on allowing 1ER. Poythress came in for relief in the 7th and ended up getting the win. (Nice!) Wakefield defeated TJ, 6-5. The Warriors won their second consecutive game against Thomas Jefferson High School, both coming from extra inning victories.

The Jaguars hosted the Warriors on Friday, April 15, only to get stopped by a stellar performance from “Young Lighting” Colton Poythress. Allowing just 2 hits, no runs and an unbelievable 66 pitch CG Shutout. The Warriors defeated the Jaguars 5-0. “This is what we are capable of, if we play with this type of intensity every single game, believe me this is our conference” said Coach Ruck after the game.

Coming off from a week that saw amazing Wakefield baseball, the Warriors looked to continue their winning ways on Monday, April 18, facing Georgetown Day School. The Warriors started the game rusty on defense, making two errors in the first inning. The Warriors started freshman Zach Bako. He went 6 innings allowing 4 runs. Wakefield bounced back on defense and on offense to defeat the visiting players of GDS, 8-5.

In the Warriors’ 7th conference game, they took on the Marshall Statesmen at home on April 19. Wakefield entered this game with an overall record of 8-3, and a conference record of 3-3. Jaime Segui was on the bump for the warriors. He went 6 innings allowing just 4 runs while only striking out one. “Early on I was missing my spots, but I definitely felt better as the game progressed” said Segui. The Warriors dropped their second and final regular season game against Marshall, 8-1. “We played well, but let’s not deny the fact that we are an 8-4 team, and we are playing great baseball as of late” said Coach Ruck.

Lee High School Lancers hosted the Wakefield Warriors on Thursday, April 21st. Poythress got the nod and eventually went the whole 7 innings allowing just 3 runs. Right after his quality start, Poythress told The Chieftain, “we started off a little slow, but picked it up as the game progressed. I was able to locate my pitches while the defense made plays behind me. It was a complete team effort, with everybody contributing one way or another.” The Warriors 10-run ruled the Lancers, 13-3.

The Warriors played Cardozo on Tuesday, April 26th.  They won 15-1. The numbers speak for themselves.

The most recent game was yesterday, April 27th against Park View. The game was a one hour and ten minute shut out. Warriors won, 11-0.

Come support Wakefield tomorrow, Friday April 29th as they celebrate the official opening ceremonies for the baseball field. Softball’s first official pitch is by Wakefield alumni and overall superstar, Becky Kigin at 5:30pm. Baseball’s official first pitch is by Wakefield Alumni and famous statistician, Frank Haddock. You don’t want to miss the opening ceremonies, #WarriorNation.