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Green Wave earns win over Wolverines

March 20, 2014

By JASON EDWARDS
Special to Daily Times Leader
 
After some adversity early in the game against the East Webster Wolverines on Tuesday night, the West Point Green Wave mustered their strength and ended the game with a 10-5 victory.
“I was frustrated early,” West Point coach Buddy Wyers said. “There were some things you don’t need to do and we put ourselves in a hole early. Those kinds of things frustrate you when the pitcher is pitching well, but I was really proud of the way they came back and responded well. I tell them all the time that is why you play seven innings. What happens in the first, you have to let it go and come back to play.”
East Webster started the game with a Miller Hancock single to right field. From there, Hancock picked up the Wolverines first run. The Wolverines followed that with runs from John Wofford Williams, Chase Keller and Luke Wilson to go up 4-0 after one.
West Point came out swinging during their turn as Bruce Barclay hit a ground ball to third while Chris Gibson reached via walk. With the first two batters safely on base, Rico Lane sent a shot to leftfield to score Barclay and advance Gibson to third.
Jason Barnette was next in the batter’s box where he provided a hard grounder to first allowing Gibson to score and Lane to cruise into third.
A single from Steffon Moore brought Lane across the plate making it 4-2 heading into the second inning.
Outside of a few singles, all was quiet in the second inning for East Webster.

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