Northview baseball trying to end 40-year title drought
Northview baseball trying to end 40-year title drought.
Using the motto “Win the day,” the Northview baseball team hopes to do that often enough down the stretch this season to end a 40-year drought.
We can be down 3-0 after the first inning, and they’re still playing and having fun.” Northview’s team leaders are the senior trio of Shane Banachowski and Nick Wyatt, who are each in the their fourth varsity seasons, and Mark Gilliland, who is in his third varsity year.
Banachowski, who plays first base and bats third, leads the team with a .404 batting average.
“The number one goal of the team is to win the day,” Banachowski said.
“Yes, we want to win the league and win the district and go places.
“Of course we want to win the league,” Gilliland said.
Northview ended with a school record for wins (20-9 overall record) in 2015, and finished 17-11 (7-7 NLL) last year.
“It felt nice being part of a family as a team, and I see the same thing happening this year.” “That year we had a good group of seniors leading us,” Banachowski said.
“Besides the hitting, he’s also helped the team a ton mentally,” Wyatt said of Runnells.