BY NOAH SORIA, CYPRESS CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER
The Cypress Chargers baseball team has remained a relevant program for almost the entirety of the program’s existence. This isn’t breaking news, however, this 2021 season has been different from previous years. With COVID-19 still having an impact on everyday life, the Chargers baseball team has been able to keep focus on the task at hand.
As of May 4, the Cypress College baseball team sits at an exceptional 9-3, while being a perfect 7-0 at home. Despite a hot start, members of the team aren’t satisfied with the team’s efforts so far.
Sophomore RHP Mike McFarland had some words about the team’s season so far. “This result isn’t surprising however we feel as if we could’ve played better in those three losses, almost as if we beat ourselves instead of letting the other team beat us. Cypress baseball has a high reputation and the goal is to ultimately go undefeated every year”, McFarland stated.
Not only are players dissatisfied with the team’s game, but players are also dissatisfied with their personal performances as well. One of those players is a standout left fielder & designated hitter, Brenden Harris.
“Personally, I think I’m doing okay. Definitely have room to grow as a hitter and defender. As a team, we’re doing good but can definitely be doing better. We just got rolled over by Saddleback so looking forward to learning from that and getting better. Personally, I just want to continue being consistent for my team. Having good at-bats, not taking plays off, hustling, etc. As a team, I think we want to clean up the defense and win our conference. If we do the first we will do the second.”
Both McFarland & Harris expressed the team’s biggest goals of this 2021 season, and that is to win the conference and to play the best baseball they can. The Chargers currently have 16 games left in their season, and if the team reaches their full potential, they will be hanging another Orange Empire Conference banner.