CHS head baseball coach Brad Bass knows that his No.1-ranked Bears’ upcoming quarterfinal series against John Curtis will be a tough one.
“It’s going to be a throwdown,” Bass said.
The Patriots (21-9, 6-4) are coming off a dominate sweep of St. Paul’s as they travel to Grizzly Field this Wednesday. John Curtis is led by a talented lineup headlined by Mississippi State signee, Michael O’Brien. O’Brien leads the team in homers (5) and batting average (.412). He will also be seen on the mound for the Patriots during the series as well. Catcher Joshua Eames and Utility man Andrew Martinez round out an impressive middle of the order for the Patriots.
“They have a culture that is used to winning at their school,” Bass commented. “We expect them to be tough kids that know how to win.”
CHS will counter with a deep pitching staff and firepower of their own that has led the Bears to a 34-2 overall record, 19-0 at home, the No.1 overall seed, and a top 10 national ranking according to Perfect Game.
“I love our depth on the mound. Pound for pound, I truly believe in this staff,” said Coach Bass. “With the defense we have behind them and the fire power throughout the line up, our staff is a tough challenge for anyone.”
The Bears and Patriots begin their best two out of three series Wednesday night at Grizzly Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. Game 2 on Thursday will be at 6 p.m. followed by Game 3 on Friday at 5 p.m. if necessary. All 3 games plan to be streamed at BBN.live.