Cut too short

syeagle@demo-mo.comOctober 18, 2013 

Sherwood ended their outstanding season too short, with a 3-0 loss to Lamar in the Class 2, District 6 championship game Oct. 11 at Sherwood.

The game went into nine innings, tied at 0-0, until Lamar put in the three game-winning runs.

“Being able to coach a group of players this talented and driven was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had as a coach,” Sherwood head coach Lonny Price said. “I am looking forward to coaching and watching them get better and better every year. We will all miss our seniors that are moving on very much and wish them the best at everything they do.”

No. 2 seeded Sherwood shut out No. 7 seeded Butler 11-0 in the first round.

The Marksmen end the season with 20-5 record, including 16 shutouts and two two tournament wins.

Sherwood had six all-district players, including Abby Atkins, Vanessa Graef, Lynnlee Parrott, Shelby Crusha, Delaney DeHart and Savannah Thornburg.

Atkin set a new school record for single season strikeouts with 285, smashing the previous record of 75.

Archie ended their season with a loss in the semifinals of the Class 2, District 6 tournament Oct. 10 at Sherwood.

The Whirlwinds, 18-4, were shut out by Sherwood 4-0 in the semifinals.

“Arguably our district is one of the hardest districts to play in,” Archie head coach Brad West said. “We had three teams that had under five losses on the season, led by really good pitching, defense and offense.”

Archie blew past Adrian 12-0 in the first round in five innings Oct. 9.

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