Ann Arbor Huron baseball is on the comeback trail and senior Ben Chosid played a big role in the program’s growth throughout his four years.
“We’re in the process of turning the program around,” he says. “In the past, people thought they were just going to run over us and our goal this year is to win games. It’s a lot to turn the program around and have a winning feeling going into future seasons but I think we’re doing a great job of that this year.”
The River Rats’ shortstop will take his talents to Kalamazoo College next year, where he will study business and continue playing the sport he loves. But his work at Huron isn’t done yet.
“We have a sign of a District Championship trophy in our dugout and we hit it every time we go up the stairs,” Chosid says. “For four years this has been our overarching goal.”
He emphasizes that the team is also focused on getting as far as they can in the state tournament.
“Why are we out here if we aren’t playing for that?”
Chosid reflected on his favorite high school baseball memories as well.
“There was a huge game at Pioneer my sophomore year. We were down 11-0 in the fifth inning, but came back to win in extra innings. Also, when we beat Saline [2017 defending state champion] 2-0 my sophomore year.”
Baseball is more than a sport to Chosid, it’s a part of him.
“I don’t think I could ever stop playing at this point,” he says. “I’ve played for as long as I can remember. Me and my dad have a bond over baseball, he showed me the ropes and it’s been uphill ever since.”