Bethpage Baseball Season Wrap-Up

The Bethpage baseball season came to a conclusion late last month against Floral Park, as the Golden Eagles dropped the final game of a three-game series rescheduled after rain postponed the game. The final week of the season included a three-game set against Valley Stream North and the final game of the season against Floral Park.

With Monday’s game clearly the most important, a win was necessary to keep playoff hopes alive. But with two runners on with two outs in the seventh, those fears of missing playoffs became a reality. Following the loss, the next three games of the week forced graduating seniors to cherish every moment…their final days spent playing high school baseball. Pitcher Nick Calvacca made the most of his final game, garnering his last high school win and hitting well at the plate, going 3-4 with a double, triple, and a 2-run home run.

As the innings went on, the seniors began to reflect on the season, how well they did individually, how well the team did this season and how their high school career went in the four years of playing baseball for Bethpage.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Calvacca, a senior who will play college baseball for the Colonials of Western Connecticut.

That was the feeling as the final warmup pitches were being thrown in the top half of the seventh inning. With the Eagles ahead, there would be no chance of batting again, so this was the last inning of Bethpage baseball for our seniors, a poignant and special moment.

As we move on to our college careers, the current seniors and all future seniors will remember playing for Coach Fisher and the magical times they had on and off the field.