Wilson Memorial Baseball Brings Home 4th State Title
The Wilson Memorial baseball team took down Glenvar 6-4 in the Group A Division II finals and reached a goal so many high school athletes strive for - a state title.
"My emotions really haven't set in - I'm just overjoyed that we got here," said WMHS senior Thomas Goins.
Head Coach Rodney Cullen said, "This year with the six seniors we also had six sophomores, a lot of underclassmen, just a great job by them."
Like any team, the Hornets persevered several hardships and were even missing key players on the diamond when it came time to play for a state ring.
"Damon Frazer our short stop and he was one of our top pitchers and Scotty Morris our center fielder - they went down to injury the last couple weeks but the team stayed resilient," said Cullen. Morris added, "I just wanted to go out and help everybody but I knew they could do it by themselves as long as they had the support.
The guys say being able to push through adversity all season is what made them who they were when it came time to battle it out for a state title.
Goins said, "we practiced hard and came out and got the job done."
This marks the first time in 23 years the Wilson Memorial program has brought home the state title - a memory they get to keep for a lifetime.
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Friday, March 7 2014 11:01 PM EST2014-03-08 04:01:45 GMT
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