Belvidere Baseball struggles through 14 games



Junior Carter Guerra pitches for the Bucs.

Maison Mulcahy, Staff Writer

The Belvidere baseball started to find its footing with a couple of wins. Though the Bucs’ season hasn’t gone the way they would prefer, the players are still excited as the weather is changing, and they are hoping to play some good baseball.

The Bucs currently stand with a record of 3-11. They have picked up recent wins against Rockford Auburn and Rockford East, with their most recent victory coming with a 3-1 win May 2 against the East E-Rabs. The Bucs have played five games since this victory, and they are still finding their footing.

“We’ve been very competitive and (we’re) a play or two away from changing some L’s into W’s,” coach Taylor Rogers said. “Our pitching lately has been really good, and the defense has stepped up. Our hitting has come around, and we are putting a lot more balls in play than earlier in the season.”

The Bucs have five regular-season games left and are set to host an IHSA regional game. With the weather improving, they hope that this will help them get on the right track come postseason.

“Hopefully the weather being a bit nicer will help us find our groove at the perfect time, right before the postseason,” Rogers said. “We are lucky to be able to host our regional this year. I think we have the proper pitching to be competitive in our postseason play.

“The big thing will be who we draw in our first-round matchup.  There are some teams in our subsectional that I would be happy to play against because I think we can be really competitive against them. I think they would overlook us.”