The Brahmans kept things close throughout the first five innings. Kase Myers scored on a pitch that got behind the catcher to tie things up 1-1 in the bottom of the second. After Eau Gallie pulled ahead 2-1 in the top of the third the Brahmans loaded the bases and tied things up again after Gavin Kindell was hit by a pitch.
It wasn’t until the fifth and sixth innings when Eau Gallie was able to put the game out of reach.
The Brahmans fielded a young team this year, with only two seniors on the roster. Still, the Brahman squad worked through any inexperience the team may have had battled their way to a strong finish.
Okeechobee closed out the regular season with three back-to-back wins, beating Avon Park 12-4 on April 15, Lake Placid 4-0 on April 20, and Treasure Coast 8-4 on April 23.
Then, in the district playoffs, the Brahmans steamrolled Port St. Lucie 7-0 and beat South Fork 4-3 to earn a district championship.
There were only enough players to field a varsity team this year for Okeechobee. In years past the Brahmans have fielded a junior varsity and even a freshman team. Credit goes to the Brahman players and coaching staff sticking together, overcoming all the adversity this year and putting together a remarkable season.
A group of local parents have approached both Yearling and Osceola Middle Schools about starting a baseball team, with the thought that it could lead to more interest in kids joining the high school team as they start attending Okeechobee Freshmen Campus and OHS.