The Warriors took home their first district championship trophy after beating the number three seed, Wiregrass Ranch in a 4-0 victory. Senior pitcher Logan Lapace was excellent throwing a complete game coming off of his worst outing of the year.
“I didn’t throw my absolute best but i did my job for the team and we got the W. I am just going to fix the off speed pitches and do the stuff i have been doing and play my best. The team helped me out by scoring four runs and playing defense” said Lapace.
The Warriors put up 11 hits, five walks, and struck out once. Meanwhile on the defensive front for the Warriors, Lapace struck out two, walked no batters, and only gave up five hits with the fielders only committing one error.
The Warriors were able to put some runs on early in the game when both junior third baseman Mijon Cummings and senior first baseman Chase Turner hit RBI singles to make the score 2-0 in the bottom of the second. Then after some great defensive plays by Lapace and the rest of the infield, the Warriors would put an end to the Bulls hope of a comeback with a two-run double from junior Brennan Garcia, who has improved his play recently according to Crumbley.
“It makes me feel great that i was able to put our team even more on top than we already were. The momentum just swapped. Once we had that momentum, it was just great. it would have been collosal for us to lose. It was just pure skiboe for us winning this game” said Garcia.
The Warriors had to escape a couple of jams where men were on first and second base with no outs, but Lapace got double plays and strikeouts to get them out of tough spots.
“logan pitched ahead in counts and we had some good defense. We are just going to have to play the way we have been playing and adjust a couple of things” said Head Coach John Crumbley.
With the Warriors taking home the victory, the district nine champs will play on Thursday night in the Regional Quarter Finals against a team not yet determined.
Evan Abramson/Staff Writer