For most seniors in high school who play almost any sport, playing at the college level will be their next step in their careers.
For 6 senior varsity explorer baseball players this next step became a reality on November 8, 2017 as they signed with the schools of their choice. Out of the six players who signed, three players signed out of state and three signed to in state colleges and universities.
Matthew Alfonso-Manhattan College
Edward Doskow- Stetson University
Christopher Bohrer- Indian River State College
Oscar Benitez- Lynn University
Michael Mas- Wake Forest University
Danny San Pedro- University of Pittsburgh
These 6 Explorer ball players have dedicated themselves to this game and have sacrificed many weekdays and weekends to be able to reach to this point. “My whole entire life I have worked on getting a scholarship to play college baseball. Now that I actually have achieved this goal of mine, all those days I have had to sacrifice was definitely well worth it.” said Explorer Baseball Co Captain, Matthew Alfonso.
Like everything at Christopher Columbus High School, family is one of the keys to the baseball team. From the players to the the parents and family members everyone comes together and always supports one another. “I am ecstatic for my son and for the rest of the boys. I know how hard they have worked and this is truly just a great day for them.” said Baseball Mom, Alexis Alfonso.
With support being a huge key, every player is now preparing together for the spring season to come. Last spring the Explorers ended their season in the regional semi finals. This year the players are working harder than ever to get to their goal of going to states and ultimately winning. “I really want to get to states especially since I was part of the state winning team my freshman year. As Co Captain I am pushing everyone in practice because at the end of the day I know that this team is capable of winning a state title.” stated Matthew Alfonso.
The Explorer baseball team will ultimately be consisting of a lot of returning seniors who have played with each other since their freshman year. These seniors have bonded in and out of the field and are now ready to tackle the upcoming season.
By: Javier Rodriguez