Shining Star Senior Night: ACH baseball’s Gerard and Schafer

SPOKANE, Wash.  — The Almira/Coulee-Hartline baseball seniors this year are not too familiar with losing. Brayton Schafer and Chase Gerard have played in three consecutive state title games.

Freshman year, they finished second, but they went a combined 47-1 after that, winning back-to-back-state championships. They won’t get to compete in their final season to see if they could make it a three-peat, but their dean of students Brandon Walsh told us the boys said,  “At least the last game we will remember playing in was winning the state championship!”

Brayton Schafer: This senior is a fiery competitor, he batted .578 last season and has started in left field since his sophomore season. He’s come up with clutch RBI’s, especially in the playoffs. Schafer’s affinity for baseball really blew up in high school, where it’s become something he now loves.

Chase Gerard: A three-year starter at shortstop, Chase was all-state at his position on defense last season. At the plate, he batted .415 as the leadoff hitter. He’s also a dynamite pitcher for the Warriors. During his sophomore year, he didn’t give up a single run over the course of the entire season.