Millennium Baseball’s Fantastic Journey to the Playoffs


Christopher Martinez, Staff Reporter

Millennium Phoenix’s Baseball team started the season with a tough record of 3-7 but the Phoenix have bounced back in a major way putting them back to a 500% winning percentage.  They are now 7-7 after a 4 game winning streak which started against Telecommunications.  

Millennium started last week off playing against James Madison on Monday where they got the 96-0 win.  On Tuesday, they had their final home game of the year vs Fort Hamilton where it was also Senior Night.  Seniors Sam Scully, George Mulcahey, Jose Moronta, Daniel Luft, Thomas McGovern, Evan Sinclair, Jason Bagliore and Lucas Weisberg were all honored after their win against Fort Hamilton.  Thomas McGovern picked up his 3rd win of the season which brings his pitching record to 3-0. When asked on how he believe his pitching performance is this year and what clicked for the team to go on this winning streak, McGovern said “I feel I’m doing well and throwing strikes consistently. Getting up in counts is my strongest aspect of pitching, but I need to develop my change up which can make me that much better as a pitcher. We started winning when we believed that we can beat anyone and broke down the game pitch by pitch instead of game by game.” The Phoenix won 4-3 after having a 4-0 lead, in the 6th inning, Fort Hamilton scored 3 runs. However, in the 7th inning with bases loaded, Moronta was able to pick up a save to give Millennium their 6th win of the season.  On Wednesday, Millennium beat James Madison  10-7 with Scully and Noah Lunn leading the team with 2 RBI’s bringing the record to the season 7-7. On Monday, The Phoenix will be put to the test against the tough 8-3 Grand Street Campus for the 2nd to last game of the year.

In the previously published Millennium Season Preview article Coach Friedman said the strongest trait in his team is that “we have competitors. A team full of talent that doesn’t compete and push each other won’t play to their potential. I hope that with the level of competition on this team we can play to the best of our abilities.” As the season ends, Friedman may have gotten his wish.