Westminster Students Help Cheer on the Cardinals
October 20, 2011
Filed under Sports
by Reed Montgomery – Staff Writer
Last week many Westminster students were able to cheer on the Cardinals in their fight to earn a trip to the World Series. The cardinals were playing the Brewers in a seven game series, which ended last Sunday with the Cardinal’s on top. Games three, four, and five were played last Wednesday through Friday in St. Louis. The Cardinals took games one and three. These students that attended these games were fortunate enough to walk away with a great, new experience.
Dreams were made true as Westminster students enjoyed these exhilarating games with tons of memorable moments.
“I think the most memorable moment in game five was when Mark Rzepczynski came out from the bull pen to pitch to Prince Fielder, and he struck him out in a very critical point in the game,” said Andrew Montgomery, eighth grader.
There were many other memorable moments that these students will remember for a long time.
“In game four it was cool to see the crowd back up their team, even when the Cardinals were losing throughout most of the game,” said Jack Linton, eighth grader.
In game three, exciting moments filled the game, but no moment could match the excitement of the last out that gave the Cardinals the win.
“I thought the most memorable part of game three was when Jason Motte struck out their player for the win. I will never forget how loud the stadium erupted after that last out,” said Andrew Cannon, sophomore.
Students who attended these games were amazed by the electric atmosphere created by the Cardinal fans.
“The atmosphere was amazing. Unlike regular season games, every time the pitcher threw a strike the crowd erupted,” said Cannon
Rally towels were given to all the Cardinal fans in order to make the stadium seem more alive.
“The rally towels made the atmosphere seem even more hectic. It was awesome to look out into a stadium full of people waving white towels,” said Linton
The Westminster students that attended the game were very excited to see some of the best players in baseball.
“It was awesome to see Albert Pujols play. He is such a good offensive and defensive player, who gives all his honor to God,” said Montgomery
David Freese played high-school baseball at Lafayette, and he was the most valuable player throughout the series.
David Freese was the most exciting player to see for me. He has lead the Cardinals through the postseason and I really enjoyed watching him play,” said Cannon
All the Westminster students that attended these games walked away with many stories and memories. These students hope to attend more baseball games and can’t wait for the Cardinal’s to face the Texas Rangers in the fight for the World Series Championship.