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WHS seniors make most of their final season

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By Ryan Naus

For Zack Anglin and Anthony Sarcione, they just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play baseball their senior year.

The first-year players joined Patrick Spoonamore, Jordan Perkins and Richard Moore as the teammates spent the end of their senior year on the baseball diamond.

“I got away from the sport, but I got back into it and I enjoyed myself. I wish I had played my whole high school career. It was a good experience,” Anglin said.

“This has been the best experience that anyone could have,” Perkins said.

The boys dealt with the highs and the lows of their season, but mostly enjoyed the time they spent with their team.

“It’s been an amazing experience. I’ve gotten to play with good teams and we all had fun. It’s been a fun ride,” Spoonamore said. “Our bonds have grown over four years. Playing sports together makes us better friends on and off the field.”

“It’s fun to have friends on the baseball team and we get to hang out,” Moore said. We joke around and have fun.”

“We get to know everything about our friends,” Anglin said. “If they’re having a bad day, you can tell by their facial expressions. We’ve gotten closer through good and bad times. We get to goof off and play baseball.”

The players took pride in representing Williamstown.

“It means a lot because it feels good to carry the Williamstown name and have fun while doing what we do,” Sarcione said.

Shortly after their baseball season ended, the players walked across the stage at their graduation and prepared for what comes next in their lives.

“It’s weird not being able to see everybody everyday at either a practice or a game. Now, we just go home. It makes you think about how it’s over and it’s sad,” Sarcione said.

“I had just finished with basketball and moved right into baseball. It helped me stay busy and I got to make a lot of memories. We get to take this experience with us. It hurts that high school is over, but we still have our friendships and the memories,” Anglin said.

Favorite memories:

Spoonamore – “We were losing to Grant County this year, but I made a diving catch that I could probably never ever make in my life.”

Anglin – “My favorite personal memory was in the district tournament when I had a nice diving catch, but my favorite team moment is one night on a long bus ride. We just beat on each other and got in trouble with the bus driver. It was all fun and games.”

Perkins – “My favorite memory has to be my hit on senior night.”

Moore – “My favorite memory is getting a hit off of Isaac Alger in the Orange and Black game.”

Sarcione – “We put all the junk in the locker room into Storm Mason’s locker. When he came in, he was throwing it at the people who didn’t even do it. Lucas Alger was hiding in a cubby and he was supposed to surprise him. It was funny.”

Advice:

Anglin – “If you think you want to do anything, even if it’s only a little bit, go out and try it. You might have a blast. I absolutely loved it. Work hard everyday, but have fun with it because time goes by fast.”

Perkins – “Give your hardest no matter what you do. Always keep your head up and keep trying. Hopefully, it will turn out for the best.”

Moore – “Have a little bit of fun while you’re playing baseball. But when you’re out on the field, keep your head in the game.”

Sarcione – “Just have fun and don’t get mad when things don’t go your way.”

Spoonamore – “I’ve learned to never give up on anything, no matter how hard times are. If you keep trying, it will probably come out good in the end.”