The Woodward-Granger baseball team made short work of their first post-season opponent on Saturday, July 7. The Hawks took on Woodward Academy at home for the first round of regional baseball and defeated their opponents in less than six innings 10-0.
While the whole team played an impressive game, Head Coach Eric Evans was especially impressed by Jay Dorenkamp’s performance.
“Dorenkamp may never repeat this kind of season again,” Coach Evans said. “He’s 7-0 and I think he’s only given up three earned runs all year.”
Dorenkamp continued to prove this throughout the entire game pitching six strikeouts, no runs, and only one base on balls.
The ten runs were made by a handful of different Hawk batters including one from Jack Grell, Joe Rhodes, Matt Buch, and Brandon Worley.
Cole Theisen was the only Hawk to contribute to the scoreboard twice in the game, while Nick Brummond had the most impressive time at bat.
With three runs and one home run completing the score, Brummond says him and his teams performance helps build confidence for the next game.
“That was my first high school home run ever and it feels really good to be able to do that at my last game on our home field,” Brummond said. “I think [this win] energizes the team going into the game against Ogden.”
The Hawks continue on in the post-season tournament and will play Ogden at Van Meter on July 10 starting at 5 p.m.