The NHS baseball team has progressed halfway through the season with some impressive wins. Players like junior Johnny King, senior Riley Whitmer and senior Michael Graziano have even showcased their skills in front of MLB scouts from the Braves.
Senior Isaac Palacios, the boys’ leading hitter, has led the team to some of those victories, bolstering a .424 BA and .525 OBP. He has also been a threat on the defensive side of the ball with a .812 fielding average.
However, batting and fielding are not the only aspects of the game, and the Eagles have some star pitchers on the mound, King being one of them. King has been proving himself year after year, gaining more attention from his ability to throw left handed sitting 90-93 mph. Furthermore, King has a .400 batting average with a .950 fielding average, two stolen bases and 17 Ks with a 0.00 ERA.
King has always dominated the sport of baseball, winning multiple Perfect Game Championships. He has set himself apart among the best left-handed pitchers in Southwest Florida, which is no surprise being that he is committed to the Miami Hurricanes.
Graziano is also dominating so far with a .333 batting average, seven stolen bases, .882 fielding percentage and two home runs. He is ranked number 2 in the state of Florida for speed running a 6.32 60 yard dash.
Whitmer is also proving against other teams, as he has a .314 batting average, 1.000 fielding percentage, 1.50 ERA and two home runs.
With the talent and skill being shown on the field so far, the Golden Eagles look, as of now, very consistent and ready for what is ahead of them. They have a shot at going back to states this year and hopefully bringing a title back this time.