South Lakes Baseball Regular Season Recap

South Lakes baseball has had a tremendous season going 8-3 in district play and 15-3 overall, finishing second in the Concorde District. They are a terrific team, led by a very talented senior class with multiple players continuing their academic and athletic career at the college level. 

The Seahawks started off the season with a 3-1 victory over their rivals, the Herndon Hornets. South Lakes then went on to beat Yorktown, Marshall, and Mclean before their Senior Night against Woodgrove, winning 9-2. 

South Lakes went to Vero Beach, Florida, for a spring break tournament where they went 5-0. The Seahawks then started Concorde District play for the first time against the Chantilly Chargers where they suffered their first loss. However, the Seahawks got back to their winning ways with a 6-3 victory over Westfield. The Seahawks finished the season by winning eight of their last 10 games, including huge wins against the reigning state champions Madison Warhawks. 

South Lakes earned themselves a bye into the second round and will take on the winner of Oakton and Centreville on Monday in the District Tournament. However, the Seahawks have already received a berth in the regional tournament. 

James Madison University commit, Ryan Ertlschweiger, led the way for the Seahawks in the pitching department, throwing a no hitter against rivals, Madison, with nine strikeouts. Center fielder and George Mason University commit, Jamie Quinn-Irons, hit the most home runs on the team with five. The rest of the pitching rotation with the likes of Colin Casey, a Randolph Macon College commit, and sophomore Owen Wojciechowski, were dominant all season long as one of the many bright spots this season. 

This baseball team was special and should be a force to be reckoned with in the district, regionals, and perhaps the state tournaments. With multiple great young sophomore and junior stars on the entire roster, this Seahawks baseball program will be one of the best for the foreseeable future.