Westwood High School Baseball Season Is Here

Westwood High School senior Nic Cortez is up to bat in a game against school rival Mountain View High School.
Westwood High School senior Nic Cortez.  

The Westwood High School baseball season began at the end of February. This year, after playing on the team for four years, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Community member Nic Cortez will be playing his last year. 

Cortez has been playing baseball for 12 years, starting out with club teams. One of his first teams was called Wild Fire, on which he played with other children from Gilbert, Mesa and Scottsdale. He played on the baseball team at Carson Junior High for two years before moving on to Westwood High. 

The varsity Warriors had a record of eight wins, four losses and one tie as of mid-March. 

“We’ve been doing good,” said Cortez. “We’re going pretty strong; we have a lot of good guys.”

The team has six games left, with their last game at home against Skyline on Monday, April 25 at 3:45 p.m. (see sidebar for schedule). 

Cortez has his sights on playing college ball. He said that he has enjoyed team bonding for the last four years. He also would like to thank his biggest supporter—his mother, Maxine Stifanos—for her support over all the years he’s been playing baseball. 

Westwood High School sophomore Marcus Lasiloo plays his second year on the junior varsity baseball team this season. 

SRPMIC member Marcus Lasiloo is playing on Westwood’s junior varsity team; this is his second year. As of mid-March, the junior varsity team had racked up four wins, 10 losses and one tie. 

Westwood High Varsity Baseball Schedule

(Note: All games start at 3:45 p.m.)

Friday, April 8 Home Red Mountain

Wednesday, April 13 Away O’Connor

Thursday, April 14 Home Mesa

Tuesday, April 19 Away Mesa

Friday, April 22 Away Skyline

Monday, April 25 Home Skyline

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