Despite the season starting a month late, Woodward-Granger (18-5-1) played what could be considered a full season. Often playing four games per week, the Hawks have plenty to look back on in a wild, unpredictable time.
All told, the team featured a school record seven all-district players. That roster will be officially unveiled following the completion of all conference teams’ seasons.
Whenever the Hawks had their backs against the wall and Reese Jamison was up to bat, the conversation settled down in the dugout. Everyone knew he’d pull through. If he didn’t get a hit, he’d at least get a free base.
Statistically speaking, he pulled through more than any Hawk in school history. Along with breaking the team record for career hits (176) this season to go with his RBI and runs record, Jamison set the single-season record of a .614 on-base percentage and .538 batting average.
Jamison wasn’t the only one to etch his name in the record books. Leading the team with a 4-1 record this season, Brandon Worley finished his career as the new wins leader with 21 victories.
A class to remember
When the dust had settled from the team’s loss in the district final, the group of 11 seniors stayed around longer than normal.
Coming in with four years of experience behind them — Bryce Achenbach, Alex Bice, Jay Dorenkamp, Caden Easter, Jack Grell, Reese Jamison, Tate Lettow, Pacey Moats, Nate Rosen, Justin Wheeler and Brandon Worley — the seniors left from for just eight underclassmen on the roster.
Together, they combined for 61 percent of the team’s runs, hits, and total bases. As a whole, though their combined batting average of .267 was slightly below the team .287 mark largely due to the efficiency from three juniors.
Colby Tague (.377), Trevor Simmons (.321), and Worth Henry (.288) were all solid producers with each having at least 18 hits, 12 runs, and 15 RBI. Tague ranked second in the conference with 21 RBI and fourth with 26 hits.
The bullpen heavily featured the senior class with seven combining for 139 of 158 total innings. Freshman Brody Nardini (13.2 innings) had the most experience among projected returners and held a 2.56 ERA with eight strikeouts per seven innings.