Baseball

Senior Moments: Fairfield Warde’s Brett Lauterbach

Fairfield Warde’s Brett Lauterbach delivers a pitch last season. (Mark Conrad)

With senior athletes seeing the final months of their high school careers affected both on and off the fields and away from the gyms, The Ruden Report is running a series, Senior Moments, to put the spotlight on some of the best of the Class of 2020.

Next up is Brett Lauterbach of the Fairfield Warde baseball team.

TRR: Now that the quarantine has lasted for about six weeks have you gotten into a new routine?

BL: There are parts that are difficult but I have gotten into a routine where I work out in the morning, do my homework then I kind of hang out the rest of the day. Go on a ride by myself.

TRR: Now that we are almost at May are you past the point of frustration?

BL: Yeah, I kind have gotten comfortable with it. I realize that it’s not going to be like the past three years of playing. It’s not going to be the same but hopefully we get something in.

TRR: Has the team been doing anything to try and stay together?

BL: We have a group chat but our team recently donated canned foods to a food bank. We’ve been in contact in that way.

TRR: What do you miss the most about baseball?

BL: I miss being out with the boys. Just going out to practice every day, taking the bus rides to the different schools. It kind of stinks.

TRR: Are you doing anything now with the extra free time that you haven’t before?

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BL: I go on unusually long car rides. To different places in Fairfield that I have never been. Just trying to stay busy and passing the time.

TRR: What’s your go-to restaurant in Fairfield?

BL: If I had to pick a restaurant it would have to be Sakura in Westport. It’s the best place.

TRR: If you had your choice of a week of games, prom or graduation which would you pick?

BL: Probably a week of games honestly. That’s the most fun to me.

TRR: Have you discovered any good movies or TV shows?

BL: I recently started watching Breaking Bad, a bunch of movies I had never seen. Old ones with my dad. Just experiencing new things.

TRR: If you don’t get to go back to school how would you like to be remembered by your fellow seniors at Warde?

BL: Just as a nice kid, always caring for people and having a good time.