Golden Eagles Have Big Diamond Goals in 2016
MONETA (WSLS-10 SPORTS) Staunton River had a record 2015 season finishing 11-1 in the Blue Ridge, and winning a school record 21 games. Their recent success on the diamond has come by means of excellent pitching behind King University commit Spencer Hoyt and Concord University commit Jake Divers.
Divers says, "Pitching for us is our biggest tool and our biggest threat. probably one of the best pitching staffs we've had here in a long time.
"We usually rely on them to usually pitch a good game for us. our hitting is not the best right now but it's definitely coming around," says pitcher Spencer Hoyt.
Some would beg to differ. They're averaging 6 runs per game to start the 2016 season. But more importantly the Golden Eagles rely on leadership to keep them flying high. With seventeen years of coaching experience and eight seniors on the squad who are poised to go further than the region semifinals--as they did a year ago.
In regards to last season divers said, "Our goal was to get to the state tournament but we came up short so that left a sour taste in our mouth and we want to get back to that this year."
Although last years post season appearance was nice the goal this year is to touch 'em all and bring the school a baseball title.
Coach Divers mentioned, "I told our kids that winning 21 games is pretty tough. Winning 22 will be even tougher."
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