Baseball players in search of success, repeat championship winning plays

Yousef Fatehpour

Varsity pitcher Roman Tomashoff sets arms in motion to pitch the ball. .
Jake Dobbs
Varsity pitcher Roman Tomashoff sets arms in motion to pitch the ball. .

After their 6-3 win last year that snagged them the California Interscholastic Federation Division 1 Baseball City  Championship last summer, the Birmingham varsity baseball team are looking for yet again, that elusive win.

The players are already training themselves and gearing up to get that win once again.

“We’re pretty much practicing the same way, not really changing that much up, just playing with more aggressiveness,” varsity player Roman Tomashoff said.  The Patriots are 11-17 as of now in the season, but are still making strides to make sure they have a chance at repeating last years success.

Their last win saw them against Taft winning 8-7 on May 7.

“They always play hard, it was difficult but we pulled through,”Tomashoff said in regards to the win.

Just like the varsity team, the junior varsity team is also trying to step it up and have just as great of a season.

“I go to training sessions about three times a week, and I’m working out daily,” j.v player Joshua Robles said.

The j.v. team is 1-6 as of now, with their last win being 5-2 against Roosevelt High School.

“We’re not necessarily using new strategies, just higher intensity, and much more attention to detail,” Robles said.

The same seems to apply for the varsity team led by Coach Matt Mowry.

“Coach is just getting us to bunt more, other than that, we’re just focusing on intensifying last years strategies,” Tomashoff said.

The Patriots made it to playoffs and defeated Marshall High School 4-1 on May 19.  On May 22, the Patriots were shut down by El Camino Real Charter High School.