Baseball has come to an end in Webster County. But, as it turns out, for the teams of Marshfield and Logan-Rogersville, it did not end the way they wanted.
The Marshfield Bluejays entered the first round of the district six tournament on May 16 and took on Glendale. The Jays would fall to Glendale with the final score of 6-1.
"I'm very proud of how our team competed this spring," told Head Coach William Pate. "We finished the season 16-15 and finished third in our conference behind Rogersville and Springfield Catholic."
Pate also shared his thoughts on the team and what the future has in store, "I'm proud of our seniors and how they led the team throughout the season. They were great role models for our younger players and left the program better than they found it. They will all be missed but I know they will go on and do great things after high school. We had a lot of freshman and sophomores get valuable experience this year which will only prepare them for next year."
That same day the L-R Wildcats entered the semifinals of the class ten district tournament. They took on Hollister, and the Wildcats won with a score of 10-4 and advanced them to the finals. On May 17, L-R faced Springfield Catholic, and after a very close and intense game, the Wildcats would be defeated with the final score of 2-1.
"I thought it was a great year with a tough ending between two of the best teams in the state." the head coach for the Wildcats, Casey Ledl, explained. "We knew when we played Catholic earlier in the year that it was probably the first round of a two-round fight. So round one went to us, and round two to them. But it was a great game with some great players. Anybody that was there would tell you that it was just an outstanding game with all the drama that should be there in a game of that magnitude."
Ledl then spoke about the team's progress, "I'm very proud of our team and especially our seniors. Man, did they come to work everyday and represent our team and our school with the utmost humbleness and grace. They had intense pressure and expectations put on them at the beginning of the year and they really held up to it." He continues, "We hate to lose them but also appreciate their contributions to our program and to this team. They were hard-working and their leadership of this group is unmatched. I couldn't be more proud of what they accomplished. This group of seniors compiled a 72-17 record, 2 Big 8 East Championships, a district championship, and a Final Four run with a second place finish in 2022, the best in school's history. It was an outstanding three year run by an outstanding group of young men."
It was not all bad news, as both teams had members make the all-conference teams.
From Marshfield, the members joining the teams were:
Senior Jackson Roving
Senior Kyler Massie
Sohpmore Henry Berkstrsser
Sophomore Tyce Jones
Freshman Carson Adams
For Logan-Rogersville, the following members made the all-conference team:
Senior Noah Carrow
Senior Curry Sutherland
Senior Brody McNeil
Junior Ross Lawrence
Junior Chase Hampton
Junior Brady Buckman
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