Sigourney Baseball Celebrates Seniors with Win Over Highland

Sigourney seniors Jake Moore and Reid Molyneux pose with their families
Sean Strohmayer
The News-Review

SIGOURNEY—On June 25, the Sigourney Savages took a moment before the game to celebrate seniors Carter Wyatt, Reid Molyneux and Jake Moore. Despite a lengthy weather delay, the Savages found a way to finish the game with a 8-2 win over the Highland Huskies.

The Savages propelled themselves to this victory with four runs in the first and third innings. 

During the rain delay, the Sigourney seniors were asked about the celebration. Senior Jake Moore first responded with, “It is senior night, but you have to treat it like any other night and be ready to play ball. I think that’s what we did so far.”

Reid Molyneux shared a similar sentiment with, “Same thing. There are only three of us, so baseball wasn’t the most popular sport in this grade. We stuck things out the whole way through, Carter (Wyatt) just joined us back. I am glad he is back. We have had a ton of fun this year. It has been a really good year. Hopefully it ends pretty well.”

Moore and Molyneux have been starters on the baseball team since their freshman years. When asked about seeing all their hard work pay off with prolific careers in a Sigourney baseball uniform, Jake Moore started things off with, “I think it always starts from the top. When we were underclassmen, we had great leaders and role models. I think they did a great job of showing us how things are done. We followed up well, and have done good for the underclassmen now.”

Molyneux stated, “I pretty much think the same thing. Every sport I have played in since my freshman year, we have done pretty well at and it was because the people above us. They were great leaders to us, and turned us into leaders. It has been fun as a senior working our way through, and I think we have had a lot of success since my freshman year. Feels nice to be in the position as a leader.”

Sigourney Head Coach Lee Crawford described what the seniors meant to him and the program as, “All three of them have been a huge part of the program these past four years. I talked to all three before the game tonight.”

Coach Crawford went on to say, “Jake and Reid were in the Covid class, so they did not play their eighth grade year. In their time, they have 73 wins as a program, four division titles and one conference title. They have helped lay a legacy for what we are trying to accomplish at this program. I told them that 20 years ago, seniors used to not go out because they had too much to do. We have changed that so seniors play. They have kept that legacy going, and have shown great leadership skills. 

He went on to describe Jake Moore with, “Jake has been a stallworth in that. I told him his junior year that he is going to be a captain right away.”

He followed that up with a sentiment on Reid Molyneux with, “Reid I am very proud of. He tore his ACL, and missed football and wrestling, which were very important to him. He worked his butt off to get back just to play baseball. It is hard to not fight for that kid. 

Lastly, he spoke on Carter Wyatt with, “Carter is a kid that has come back out for the first time since fifth grade. Great kid, hustles, has a great attitude and shows leadership when he has to. There is another kid that could’ve started his national guard career, so it is great for him to be back helping some of the younger kids with the aspects he brings to the table.”

The Savages push to 16-2 on the season, and will return to action on June 27 for a matchup against Central City in Mount Mercy.



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