ST. MARYS, W.Va. – St. Marys has jumped to the top of Class A with a 17-1 record on the year with that only loss coming earlier this month to Ravenswood, albeit by a peculiar 21-8 score.
Ed Wilson, in his 25th year at the helm with the Blue Devils, has a mentally tough squad overall.
“I think it comes down to the mental game – when it comes to the game, you have to be mentally ready,” he said. “We have the pitching and the hitting coming. Right now, we’re just kinda in it.”
In a region with Class A title contenders Madonna and Magnolia, the Blue Devils will have keep things rolling at the same level through the postseason.
“Our pitching as been on so far this year – It’s kept us in some games,” Wilson said. “If we can get our guys hitting at one time, we’d be unstoppable, but sometimes you’ll have a couple guys hitting and then a couple guys not swinging the bats.”
The Blue Devils back on Friday picked up another impressive victory, beating 15-win Notre Dame on 8-7. St. Marys has two intriguing matchups scheduled for this week against Gilmer County and Magnolia.
Huntington battling for a top spot:
After ending last week on a high by beating Nitro, Huntington moved its record up to 12-6 overall.
The Highlanders have a solid core built around senior third baseman and Vanderbilt signee Joey Mundy. The 6-2, 200 pound infielder has hit .522 on the year with 18 RBIs so far this season.
Huntington has a key matchup scheduled against George Washington on Wednesday night.
Logan’s Minnick dealing with an injury:
Class AAA No. 9 Logan with Zach Minnick out of the lineup after he suffered a slight tear in his left hamstring. Minnick is batting .490 on the year with 23 RBIs.
The Wildcats are 12-7 with a matchup against Ripley set for Wednesday night.
Hurricane wins the Ed Carter Memorial Tournament:
The Redskins improved to 14-4 record after winning the the annual two-day, six team event over the weekend. Hurricane defeated Winfield 11-1 in the championship game on Saturday.
Hurricane standout junior J.T. Rogoszewski has a 3-1 record on the year from the mound with a 2.82 ERA as the Redskins have kept themselves atop Class AAA.