by Matt Diogo ’14
Well, the expected has happened. The Sherwood Warriors baseball team has completed an undefeated regular season and is heading into the playoffs ranked third in the state and 226 in the nation. The Warriors, led by senior firstbaseman Drew Knapp (.465 BA, 5 home runs, 22 RBIs) and senior pitchers Jamie Dejter, (0.99 ERA, 35.1 IP) and Will Bouey (0.61 ERA, 46 IP, 74 Ks), have gone 18-0 and look to repeat as state champions and bring home their third title in four years. Coached by Bill Goodman, the Warriors are favored to go all the way to states and win it all again. Their last game of the season was against the Northwest Jaguars, in a game they won 12-2. They collected nine hits over the span of six innings and Dejter dominated on the mound, only giving up 5 hits over the six. The Warriors first playoff game will be against Wootton. The Patriots have had a mediocre season, going 9-10. The first time the Warriors faced off against the Patriots was April 29, a contest which the Warriors won 4-3. If Sherwood should defeat Wootton on Monday, their next game would be May 20, against a team to be determined.