North Myrtle Beach, SC - By Trenton Smith, NorthMyrtleBeachOnline.com
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC - After a season filled with disappointment, the Chiefs varsity baseball team came together and finally played flawlessly as a team. They defeated their rivals, the Myrtle Beach Seahawks, 6-2 with the help of senior Jason Ritter.
Chiefs celebrate their 6-2 victory over Myrtle Beach
Throughout the season, the North Myrtle Beach varsity baseball team has accumulated a record of 2-21. Their record within the region is nothing to brag about. They certainly are not going to the playoffs this year. However, after Thursday's game against their Myrtle Beach rivals, the Chiefs feel like state champions.
Over the past few years, their fair share of tough breaks has beset the Chiefs. In fact, five would-be starters have moved out of the area, the "B-team" coaching position has continually seen new faces, and dominant pitchers have been rare. What have the Chiefs lost over recent years? To be exact, the answer to that question includes a right fielder, two pitchers, a center fielder, a catcher, a third basemen, a first basemen, and most importantly, an invaluable coach and friend in Jeff Butler. Let us not forget Chief's pitcher Jason Ritter the five starting seniors who graduated this past season. A better, and more important, question to ask is what have the Chiefs gained over the years? The answer to that question is simple: heart, experience, and a love for the game.