RANDOLPH, NJ- Saying goodbye is always a hard thing to do, no matter what the situation is. The seniors for Randolphs' baseball team did exactly that Wednesday night, May 20. On Senior Night, which was also the last game of the season, they said goodbye to something they all have been a part of since they were freshmen.
The Rams suffered a loss to Mendham High School 3-1. They got down early and could not recover although they gave a valiant effort. The outcome of the game was not important on this night. No one likes to lose, but Senior Night is about more than just a game score. It is about reflection, and the memories made with coaches, teammates and fans over the past four years.
Ryan Casey, head coach for Randolph understands this better than anyone. “ I have been through a lot with this group, more good than bad. They're an upbeat group of kids and I’m going to miss them.” His last word of advice for his seniors, “Learn lessons from your mistakes and have a plan moving forward.”
Before the game the seniors were introduced with their parents. As the players and parents lined up down the third baseline you could tell it was an enjoyable moment for everyone involved. Congratulations, well wishes, and good luck was offered to all 12 seniors who are about to embark on the next chapter of their lives.
Those seniors are: Brian Boulineau, Brad Davis, Matt Iantosca, Robert Meola, John Petrone, Tyler Poulin, Will Rea, Jake Ryan, David Sacco, Sean Sullivan, Quentin Truncale and Matt Vicaro.