It was a great start to the season for Woodward-Granger’s baseball team, as the offense posted 10 runs while the pitching staff allowed just one run.
On Tuesday night, the Hawks (1-0) hosted the Ogden Bulldogs (0-1) for the two teams’ first West Central Conference meeting this season.
The home team set the tone early with three runs in the first, which they followed with four in the second for the early 7-0 lead.
In the top of the fourth, Ogden added their first and only run. The Hawks countered with a run in the bottom half and two more in the sixth.
As a team the Hawks posted 12 hits with Reese Jamison, Hawks’ shortstop, leading the team with a 3-for-4 night with three RBIs.
Marcus McConahay, center fielder, Cole Theisen, first baseman, and Matt Buch, second baseman, finished with two hits a piece. McConahay scored two runs while Theisen recorded two RBIs.
Spencer Hanson, Hawks’ starting pitcher, threw no hit baseball thought five innings where he gave up an unearned run while walking five and fanning six. Teammate Theisen worked the final two innings. He gave up one hit and struck out three.
The lopsided victory could be a blessing and a curse, which is why W-G’s head coach Eric Evans does his best to keep his team grounded.
“We talk about playing one day one inning one pitch at a time,” he said said. “Never get to high and never get to low because this sport will humble you. We have a great group of student athletes that are multi-sport guys so they know how to compete.”