High School Baseball
Greenwood closer to region title with victory against Hillcrest
Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:00 AM
Greenwood High School baseball coach Joel Vaughn and his staff talked all season about peaking at the right time.
Greenwood’s Matthew Bridges steals and slides into third Friday evening at Greenwood High during the game with Hillcrest.
(Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
After yet another victory Friday night, that’s exactly what Vaughn thinks his Eagles are doing.
Despite four errors, Greenwood hammered the Rams for 10 hits and scored at least a run in each of the first five innings en route to a 9-2 triumph that inched it closer to a third consecutive Region 1-AAAA championship.
“I feel like we are (peaking) offensively, and our pitching has been steady all year long,” Vaughn said. “Hitting has been here or there, but as of late, we’ve been playing pretty good. We took another step forward, and that’s important.”
The biggest step forward for the Eagles came in the standings. The win, Greenwood’s fourth in a row and ninth in its past 10 games, improved them to 9-3 in the region and helped them maintain their one-game advantage on second place.
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