The Bonny Eagle High School baseball players and coaches traveled to Florida during spring break from school. Front row, from left: Ethan Hamilton, Casey Maturo, Tyler Fitz, Will Whyte, Bailey Walker, and Bobby Faucher. Back row, from left: Head coach Ricky Hession, Greg Emerson, Ian Jarvis, Connor Sirois, Arlo Pike, Will Hendrix, Christian Napolitano, assistant coach Mike Coffin, Jackson Bean, Logan Fogg, Pat Hussey, Cam Phinney, Corey Labrecque, assistant coach Kelsey Phinney and Khyler Hart.
STANDISH – The Bonny Eagle High School baseball team spent the recent school spring break playing in Florida and even met some pro baseball players.
Head coach Richard Hession said the team played at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training facility in Pirate City. The Bonny Eagle team played three games against Souhegan High School from Amherst, N.H.
Hession said the players and coaches bonded during the trip and two of his players had never flown before. “It was a great experience,” Hession said about the trip.
Mike Coffin, an assistant coach and a Gorham school resource officer, said working with the players was an extension of the classroom and an opportunity to help them prepare for their futures.
“This trip was amazing to work with the players each and every day and night,” Coffin said.
Coffin said there was fun, lots of laughs and a “true honor” to work with the young men.
Hession said the team even had an opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the Pirates’ players who were there during extended spring training.”One of the Pirate players also talked to both teams about his experience and his journey to playing professional baseball,” Hession said.
This year marked the third consecutive spring Florida trip for Bonny Eagle players and the second year playing in the Pirates’ facility. Hession said several Bonny Eagle parents also traveled to see the team play.
“We played a lot of baseball in 85-degree weather,” Hession said.