St. Joe’s head baseball coach Greg Herman said he was tired.
And it was for good reason, too.
The Wolves cranked out a 10-run third inning to power past United (Armagh) high school 17-0 on Thursday afternoon, earning their first-ever District 6 playoff win, a first-round victory in the single-A division.
“The team has been working hard all season, it's been coming together,” said Herman. “And now it's coming together at the right time.”
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Likely a bit more worn out than Herman was his son, Bryce, who pitched the shutout in just 45 throws, striking out five batters and walking one while only giving up one hit to earn the win.
The younger Herman also batted well, going 2 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs.
“He had quite the game, that young man,” said the head coach.
St. Joe’s (10-8) will advance to play at Blairsville on Monday. The latter is the No. 1 seed, but St. Joe’s was able to beat them in the regular season.
That, and a 17-run game helps with his players’ confidence as they buckle down for playoff baseball, said Herman.