South Hills High School Baseball Ends Season with Impressive Record
Posted on 08/03/2014

The South Hills High School Baseball team, under the guidance of Coach Darren Murphy, finished the season with an extraordinary overall record of 21-6-1. This record was most impressive because heading into the 2014 season, South Hills only returned 2 starters from the previous year. But expectations at South Hills are always high for baseball and this year's team did not disappoint. There were many highlights to the season. One of the things stressed in the program was academics and advancing the character of the players to being a true student-athlete. The varsity baseball team had an overall outstanding average 3.47 GPA after the first semester. Six players made the Sierra League All Academic Team.

Another great moment for the team was their Spring Break Trip to South Carolina. The team traveled to Myrtle Beach to participate in the Mingo Bay Classic. It was the first time that South Hills baseball had traveled outside the state to play. The team enjoyed a week of camaraderie, team building, and of course, baseball. The players and staff also had the opportunity to participate in educational excursions to learn about the Civil War and were able to tour Hampton Plantation, a site that was visited by President George Washington. The trip was capped off with the Huskies taking the Mingo Bay Classic championship title after going 5-0 in the tournament. Frank Ramirez was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player after going 2 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs. At the time of the tournament win, the Huskies were ranked 9th in the Los Angeles Times high school baseball poll.