With baseball season under way, no one is more excited to play some ball than Maricopa High School’s new varsity coach, Brad Vericker. Having been a volunteer coach for MHS previously when he worked in fuel and oil sales, he is now a full-time teacher at the high school and was eager to get back on the field when Maricopa varsity’s coach Andrew Pollak stepped down after many years.
Starting his baseball career at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe, Vericker went on to play college and professional baseball. Watch the video below to get to know more about Coach Vericker:
The Rams started the season by going 2-2 in their home tourney, the Tomas Pinon/Matt Huffman Memorial Tournament, last week. They defeated Tempe, 12-5, and McClintock, 7-5, before losing to Mesa, 12-1, and Seton Catholic, 13-5.
Monday, MHS started the regular season with a home loss to Paradise Valley, 8-2. Junior Johnathan Leyva and sophomore Kahleb Bell each had two hits. Senior Parker Hunsaker scored both runs for Maricopa. Bell started the game on the mound and took the loss.