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May 17, 2013

After early scare, Woodrow advances

Greco comes through for Flying Eagles

SHADY SPRING — Give first year Red Devils coach Chad Quesenberry a lot of credit. After opening up the sectional series with a loss to Shady Spring over a week ago, his Oak Hill squad would have to win three straight in order to advance to next week’s regional semifinals.

After beating Shady Spring  on Saturday night in an elimination game and then Woodrow Wilson 10-2 in the first game of a doubleheader last night, they almost did just that.

“I told my team we had to win three in a row,” Quesenberry said.

Well, almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Despite the best efforts of the Red Devils, they ran into a determined Woodrow Wilson squad in the second game, who had no intentions of letting the underdog be crowned champion.

The Flying Eagles turned back the Red Devils 14-4.

After burning through four pitchers in the first game, Mark Daniel handed the ball over to his senior hurler, Hunter Greco.

And just as he’s done all year long, he was able to shut down the opposing offense just enough for his Flying Eagles to pick up the win.

“He pitched five innings for us and did a good job,” Daniel said. “He was solid. It was a sloppy day for us. It was wet and cold but he pitched the ball well and we scored.”

Woodrow picked apart the Oak Hill pitching, leaving Quesenberry scrambling to find the arms he needed to win. He threw four pitchers in four innings.

“We just ran out of arms,” Quesenberry said. “I’ve said all year long, we’re a great ball team. We’re just two arms away from being a 20-win ball team.”

Daniel and the Eagles will now wait to find out whom they will take on in the regional final. They will play the winner of the Greenbrier East and Princeton game Monday evening at Woodrow. East and Princeton’s game was once again rained out, but they will hope to finish it out today.

Meanwhile, the Flying Eagles are getting a well deserved game off.

“We’re going to take (today) off and practice on Saturday,” Daniel said. “We’re just going to wait and see who we play on Monday.”

As for Quesenberry, he’s closing the book on his first year as a head coach and looking towards the future.

“I couldn’t ask for a better group of kids,” he said. “We looked young at times, we played young at times, we made some mistakes, but overall, it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.”

Note: Due to the late finish of the second game, the boxscore was not available.

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