The Woodbridge Warriors complete the three peat


Mrs Brenner

The Warriors celebrate after their 12-2 win over Colonia in the championship game

Josh Ruck and Jack Brenner

The WMS baseball season was filled with ups and downs, but at the end they completed they’re season goal; a three peat. The Warriors went 5-3 on the year but still managed to make the playoffs and win the championship. 

At the beginning of the season the Warriors looked like they could go undefeated, but halfway through the season some bumps in the road occurred and the Warriors lost two in a row, but finished the season strong and showed the heart and fight the team had.

Especially with all the circumstances of the team not even having their own school and having limited practices. But they still fought through all of that.

Coach and WMS alumni, Jack Golden said that “this year’s team is different from previous teams, because in previous years there have been a few players carrying the team and this year everybody contributed equally and it was a really balanced team.”

We asked many of the 8th graders how they think the team will do next year and they all said the same thing; that the 7th graders are going to make an improvement since last year and there are some pretty good 6th graders who will be able to try out next year when they are in 7th grade.

Team Leaders:

Everybody who played on the team had a productive season. These are the stats leaders for the major categories. Batting Average was Dean F with a .600. Dean also led the team with 12 hits and 14 Runs Batted In. Tyler W had the highest On Base Ppercentage of the team with a .714. The Warriors as a team had a .439 Batting Average and 101 Hits on the season. The team also drove in 95 Runs on the year.  

The pitching stats are as follows: Dean F lead the team with 19 Inning Pitched and 24 Strikeouts on the year. Josh R had the lowest Earned Run Average at 0.67 and the lowest opposing Batting Average at 0.097. The team pitching as a whole only gave up 23 hits on the year and 15 Earned Runs. The pitching group struck out 56 batters and had a combined Earned Run Average of 1.80.

There’s also a special stat we would like to include; Jack B threw out 3 runners on the year, a career high for him.

The Championship Game:

It was a tough decision for Head Coach Thomsen to set the lineup. But the way he did it was taking the top 5 on base percentages to get the most productive hitters up the most. That method proved to work with the Warriors winning 12-2. And he picked the pitcher with the most success, Dean Fiore. Players Jake Oatman , Dean Fiore, Mikey Travostino, and coaches Jack Golden, and Coach Thompsen agree that this was without a doubt they’re favorite game of the season. Jack Golden  said “The championship game was an up and down game. We started off slow and then the bats came alive. Our pitchers threw the ball great just as they did all year and we were finally able to explode in that big inning. There is nothing better than winning a championship”

Dean F pitched a great 3 innings in that third inning they put up a great 11 runs with Colonia scoring 0. Then Josh R came in to close the game after his two RBI double.

Josh came in the 4th inning and loaded the bases, then Luke Vazquez made the best play of the year with a diving catch to clinch the championship for the Warriors.

Thank you to all the people who came out and supported are games.