The Epic Highs and Lows of High School Baseball: A Recap of the Tigers Season

Hear from the Tigers about their season and optimistic outlook for next year.
MHS Boys Varsity Baseball team posing for a team photo after a game.
MHS Boys Varsity Baseball team posing for a team photo after a game.

After a disappointing 4-2 loss against Ketcham in the section semi-finals on 5/22, the Mamaroneck Tigers Varsity Baseball team’s season came to an end. The Tigers won their league with an 11-8-1 record, going on to win the section quarter-finals against Ossining with a final score of 12-6. However, the team was unable to pull through in the semi-finals. 

From the start of the season in Memphis to the final game against Ketcham, the Tigers played their hearts out.  The team attributes their success in the regular season to their tight-knit culture. Player Luke Reagins (’26)  reminisced about the team’s culture with each member “viewing one another as brothers” and stated  how “that reassurance gave everybody confidence even when our backs were against the wall.” Will Plunkett (’26) also spoke to the team’s camaraderie explaining how “having a good relationship with everyone is an important aspect that directly correlates to the field.” 

After a season filled with hard work and camaraderie, the team was devastated when their season came to an end with their loss against Ketcham. Despite the setback, the Tigers have quickly gotten back to work, looking ahead to the 2025 season. 

As the team members strategize for next year, they are focused on counteracting their weaknesses.  One major aspect of the Tigers’ game that held them back was their strikeouts at the plate. The Tigers’ season high for strikeouts came against Port Chester, as they struck out 14 times, and struggled to put the ball in play. The Tigers ended up tying Port Chester but did not have the same luck against Ketcham. In the section semi-finals, the Tigers struck out 11 times, compared to Ketcham who only had one strikeout. Throughout the season these strikeouts continued to put the Tigers at a severe disadvantage. 

Plunkett spoke to the Tigers’ approach at the plate explaining, “We can work on our contact and situational baseball during our at-bats.” Heading into the offseason, the Tigers will be working on their approach at the plate, as they look to win the section. 

The team is optimistic for next season, with Plunkett stating that “you’re going to fail more than you succeed, so staying even-keeled and positive will help immensely.” 

“We also can’t take any opportunity for granted…. we believe it’s the answer to bringing a section championship, and state championship, back to Mamaroneck.” 

— Luke Reagins ('26)

Reagins agreed with Plunkett, expressing the team’s readiness for the upcoming season mentioning how “all the guys know [they] need to get stronger and faster for next season. We also can’t take any opportunity for granted…. we believe it’s the answer to bringing a section championship– and state championship– back to Mamaroneck.” 

Unfortunately, the Tigers will be losing 22 seniors after this season, putting the pressure on the classes of 2025 and 2026 next season. Two graduating Tigers will be playing baseball in college, with JJ Grimes heading to Amherst College and Sean Lynch heading to Muhlenberg College. 

The team’s remaining members remain confident in their abilities, even without the class of 2024, hoping that their improvements and work ethic in the upcoming offseason will secure them a section championship next season.

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