Photo courtesy WHS baseball team
By Maham Shah and Carter Keller
Warrior varsity baseball team members wrapped-up their season Saturday at the Region 1 Tournament at Harmodon.
The team first defeated Brandon Valley 1-0 to advance to the finals. Senior Tyler Olmstead was the winning pitcher and sophomore Alex Bertram the closer.
The team then took on top-seeded Lincoln for the Region 1 title and a trip to state, falling 3-0 to close their season with a 12-13 record.
The 2016 All Region selections were Olmstead as a pitcher and position player, Bertram as a pitcher and senior Logan Eckhoff as a position player. The 2016 Academic All-State, requiring a 3.5 GPA or better, included seniors Keenahn Coyle, Eckhoff, Alex Nelson, Seth Randall and Spencer Olson.
Coach Chad Barman thought the team accomplished a lot this season.
“There is no shame in finishing as regional runner-up to a team that had only lost one game all year,” Barman said. “We have nine seniors, so there will be lots of opportunities for new guys to step up and make their mark.”
WARRIOR PRIDE—Members of the WHS varsity baseball team who finished the season as the Region 1 second-place team Saturday at Harmodon Park.