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"This was by far the best game we've played this summer," Waverly coach
The Shockers played small ball in order to down Findlay (14-1). After leading off the second inning with a double, catcher
The Shockers added an insurance run in the sixth inning when shortstop
"Shock was big for us," Teeters said. "He's a leader behind the plate and came up with some big hits for us."
"Pierce was his same old self and proved again he's a very tough matchup," Teeters said.
Defense played a critical role for the Shockers in the third inning. After the leadoff batter reached on an error and advanced all the way to third, center fielder
In the semifinal contest,
"Jake pitched a good game for us," Teeters said. "Our bats finally came alive. We took extra bases, battled at the plate and just overall played good baseball. Our middle of the order really came thru for us ... "
Shockley finished the contest going 3-for-3 while knocking in three RBIs to lead the way offensively. Carmichael also had a strong performance at the plate as he went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
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