The Foresthill Wildfires Varsity Baseball team will be playing an away game on April 12th at Delta HS in Clarksburg.

The Wildfires are in second place in the Central Valley California League with a 4-1 record (7-2 overall), one game behind league leader Woodland Christian, 2 ½ games up on the Delta ballclub in third and owning the tiebreaker as well.

Strong pitching performances by Casey Baldwin, Anthony Packard, Drew Stroup and Paul Arnett have helped the Wildfires exceed expectations this season. Junior Justin Leyba continues to shine as an outstanding catching prospect and is currently leading the team in batting average – batting a cool .517 with a double, triple and home run to his credit and is second on the squad in RBI’s with 14. Freshman sensation Packard is hitting .407 with a team leading 16 RBI and showing off the arm strength normally seen from an older ballplayer. Arnett, Nick Lechner, and Steven Radford bring veteran experience to a young squad that’s comprised of 4 juniors, seven sophomores and a lone freshman (Packard).

Coach David Brown told this team last year that being the “new kids on the block, we’d have to learn to crawl before we walk, walk before we run - early on, this team is ahead of schedule.”

“Nothing short of the playoffs is what we’re shooting for and I’m feeling pretty good about our chances, based on the improvement I see from this ballclub, week in and week out.”

“If you’re interested, we have a non-conference game against a D-3 squad from the Sacramento area, Valley High School, this Saturday at 11:00 at Foresthill – come on out and give us some support.”

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