Braves undefeated in World SeriesMonday, February 08, 2010 By Sung Chong
(October 26, 2001) -- In the World Series finals yesterday, the adrenaline rush was high out on the field as the Braves and Mariners went head to head. In the end, only the Braves were left standing, winning 5-2. “This is the best game ever played,” said junior Rashad Varma, left fielder for the Braves. The first inning moved quickly, with each batter hitting into an out by hitting successive fly balls. The excitement elevated in the second inning as a double play was executed. Junior Jon Roa, third baseman of the Mariners, caught a ball hit towards him for the first out and launched the ball to first baseman, junior Summit Prasertsit, for the second. Whenever an out was caught in the outfield, spectators would cheer and some like junior Johannes Sanchez of the A’s, recently eliminated from the semifinals, would sing softball cheers with his friends and do a little dance. “It was very exciting to watch. Both teams played well,” said freshman Nick Gorbenko. While people like Gorbenko thought it was one of the best games ever played, others like junior Vladimir Vedeniapine disagreed, saying, “Both teams were pretty equal. They got each other out pretty quickly.” The Mariners were given a bigger challenge to face, due to Roa’s injured ankle. But Roa stated that it wouldn’t have mattered if he was injured or not. “They deserved it. They are a good team.” The World Series was started three years ago. The games are organized by teacher Judith Thomsen, who also served as an umpire. Senior Chris Semana has been involved in the games since they first started. “The teams are more competitive then before and the games have become more challenging,” he said. Team awards will be given today during lunch. The triumphant Braves will receive a collared T-shirt with Clark’s logo and the word “Champions” woven into it. They will also receive a trophy acknowledging their success. Second place winner the Mariners will receive a plaque and all participants will receive certificates.