by Sean O’Leary and Dylan Romagnoli
This past year, the Wethersfield Eagles Baseball team made a run for themselves in the playoffs.
The Eagles made it to the quarterfinals where they would be topped by Notre Dame 7-5. This team consisted of extremely young players, with some upperclassmen leadership. The talent on this young Eagles team is evident and the run that the Eagles made in playoffs was extremely impressive.
The Eagles went 16-6 over the course of the 2021-2022 season. This was a great feat for this group of young men, as the young underclassmen were able to step up and fit into the roles necessary to make their run this past season.
We sat down with Eagles Baseball senior infielder Nick Farrelly and asked some questions based on his outlook for the upcoming season. Nick Farrelly was a key player for the Eagles by holding down the infield with his sleek defensive plays along with being a reliable contact hitter who could be counted on to get the ball in play.
When asked how he plans to lead the team, Farrelly said, “I go about it like I would with any team, just trying to do my part. Some captains try to take control of the team, and think they are above everyone else. That is not me. I am simply just a player on the team, who happens to be the one who is most vocal, who gets the team going, and leads them on and off the field.” This shows his selfless traits in which he uses to build relationships with his teammates to gain success.
Farrelly continued to talk about building relationships by saying, “As long as my relationships with the players are solid, and we all trust each other, that's all I could ask for. I have played with these guys my entire life. We grew up playing together, I have played summer and falls with them, built friendships with many of them."
As the senior captain plans to develop these relationships and rely on his trust with his teammates. Farrelly expects his teammates to be working in the offseason and said, “The main thing is trying to do all of this with as much of the team as possible. If we start to grind and work together, the more comfortable we become. It just gets us ready for the season."
Eagles Baseball are determined to build on their recent success this season and work to bring home the state championship. They believe in the captains and the underclassmen look to guys like Nick Farrelly for leadership in their long season. The Eagles look forward to their season this spring and want to continue their recent success.
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