Wave baseball wins jamboree games

John Facella rounds third and heads home as an excited Coach Blake Hutchison waves him in.
Staff Report

Solid pitching and timely hitting produced a pair of wins Saturday as the West Point High baseball team got its final tune up for the start of the regular season.

The Green Wave shut out East Webster 3-0 and then downed Starkville 5-2 in a jamboree at New Hope.

“I was really pleased with our pitching that didn’t give up any runs until the last inning of the Starkville game. They really competed and pitched out of some tough jams,” Coach Blake Hutchison said.

Baker Watson and Xavier Moody each pitched two innings of shutout ball against East Webster.

Roe Ketchum tossed two scoreless innings against Starkville and Davion Goree added one. John Facella closed it out, giving up two runs on just one hit.

“We had a good day offensively, too. We did an excellent job of situational hitting. I was really proud of our unselfish approaches at the plate,” Hutchison described.

Gray Berry, one of the team’s top pitchers, didn’t take the mound Saturday as he deals with some arm soreness, but Hutchison hopes to get him on the mound this week.

The Green Wave is scheduled to open its season against Houston on the road today.