War Eagles season ends at quarterfinals
By By KEITH ANDERSON WHS Baseball Coach
The War Eagles saw their season come to a close this past Tuesday night in the Regional Quarterfinal game against the No. 2 ranked Baker County Wildcats losing 5-0.
The War Eagles fought hard all night with runners on base, but couldn’t push them across.
Starter Gavin Estep pitched well throwing 4 innings until the game was delayed for an hour due to inclement weather. He scattered 8 hits giving up 3 runs and striking out 6.
Reliever Jesse Nazworth threw 2 innings after the delay giving up 2 hits and 2 runs while striking out 3.
Parker Lawhon, Sam Bruce, Josiah Pierini, Owen Klees, and Gavin Estep all collected hits.
The War Eagles had a successful season ending with a record of 16-12.
Coach Anderson added, “I am so proud of this team. They were fighters that never gave up. They played with grit and made huge strides since the fall season. We had some huge wins over some of the best teams in Georgia and in the Panhandle. This group only had two seniors and we started two freshmen and three to four Sophomores each game. We are looking forward already to getting back to work and getting ready for 2024.”