Based on the MaxPreps schedule, the Silver Lake High baseball team should have played twice already this season. They would have been given an opportunity to show just how strong they could be with an experienced squad this season. However, the weather has stopped that from occurring early in the season.
The Lakers’ bouts against East Bridgewater on April 3 and Plymouth South on April 9 were cancelled, like almost any other spring varsity team at the school. Unlike those other teams, however, the Lakers have 12 seniors on their roster this season– another reason they could go far this season.
Not only did they go 14-7 last year, the Lakers have some younger talent on their roster–like pitchers Alex Heffernan and Nolan Hughes–but it’s a senior-laden squad.
The team’s ace pitcher, Dan Collins, is a senior, as is their catcher Josh Harvey, who batted .383 last season. Both of them were Patriot League All-Stars in 2017.
Their classmate, Stephen Quigley, will man shortstop and has been on varsity for three years, so he will certainly be dependable. The same could be said for Jake Armstrong, who became an asset to the Lakers lineup at the plate as last season progressed.
Since they have an older ballclub this year, expectations for the Lakers are high this year, which is justified because they have a talented squad.
In all likelihood, the Lakers next game will be Saturday, Apr. 14, against West Springfield at Plymouth North High School (time TBD).