Falcon Baseball Takes on the Trojans


Sodi Matthews

Max Miller ‘21 (pictured above), Josh Guhl ‘21, and Cooper Collinge ‘21 are the three seniors on the FWCD Baseball team who will be honored during senior night Thursday.

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Fort Worth Country Day has always been fierce rivals with Trinity Valley, otherwise known as “The other school on Bryant Irvin.” The biggest game of the year besides the SPC Championship for the varsity football team is, without a doubt, the TVS game. 

The game has been called “The Battle of Bryant Irvin” since 1998 and it is the talk of campus this week leading up to Thursday night. It is always packed with Country Day students, whether it is at home or away. 

But every other sport also plays TVS and there are never as many fans. Football is and always will be king in the state of Texas, so it is hard to expect another sport to give The Battle of Bryant Irvin a run for the biggest game of the school year. But the FWCD baseball team plans to do just that when they play TVS at home on Thursday, April 22. “I am really looking forward to the game since we never got to play them last year,” Walker Anderson ‘23 said. “I’m also excited and sad that it will be our last home game with the seniors. Hopefully we can take home the Battle of Bryant Irvin.” 

The outfield will be packed with the “Left Field Lunatics,, juniors and seniors sitting on the beds of their trucks, supporting the Falcons, and possibly harassing the opposing outfielders. The senior dads are planning to have their cookout at the game as well, starting at 5:30 p.m. In the past, the cookout has always taken place at the football game. However, this year it will take place on Thursday because the football season had limited fans due to COVID-19 and multiple sports are going to be in action. 

The Falcons currently sit at 14-5-2 and are 4-1 in SPC play. TVS has also had a good season and, along with Oakridge, are FWCD’s main competitors for the #1 seed in the SPC North Zone. Having the top seed this season is so important because the #1 seed in the North Zone will play the #1 seed in the South Zone for the SPC Championship. There will not be any playoff games besides the championship, and if the Falcons want any chance of playing in it, they need to win against TVS. 

So come out and support Falcon athletics on Thursday, April 22, with softball and tennis starting at 4:30 p.m.. Unfortunately, SPC has been cancelled for tennis, but softball has a chance to clinch SPC with a win Thursday and Saturday. The final sports event of the day will be the baseball game as the Falcons take on TVS with major championship implications with the senior night ceremony starting at 6:10 p.m. and first pitch set to be at 6:30 p.m. And get ready to BE LOUD.