Greenwich, a school with a rich baseball tradition will look to add to their diamond history on Saturday when they take on Avon at 1 p.m. in a Class C state semifinal at Conlon Field in Binghamton.
It’s the first final four appearance for the Witches since 2010, a school which has earned four state baseball titles through the years the most recent coming in 1999.
Their post season run has included sectional wins over Corinth, Whitehall, and Greenville, with two regional victories coming against St. Lawrence and Ticonderoga.
Boasting a 20-3 record the Witches feature a deep lineup that puts runs on the board averaging almost eight per contest.
Lead-off hitter Lukas Whitehouse and #3 hitter George Ostrowski highlight the potent Greenwich attack that has scored nine or more runs in half of the Witches outings this season. Brendan Stout, Carson Mosher and Cole Burgess have enjoyed fine seasons at the plate as well, key players in the relentless Greenwich lineup.
The pitching staff shows depth, so important on Saturday with the semifinal and final being played back to back at 1 and 4.
Whitehouse with an 8-2 mark, and Carson McKinley at 6-0 sit at the top of the rotation with Kameron Mosher, John Miller and Ostrowski all capable from the mound for the Witches.
While Greenwich has had their share of one sided victories, they’ve also shown the ability to win close, four one-run W’s, and the champions heart in coming from behind to post multiple victories this year.
While everyone that makes it to a state final four is a quality team, and I’m sure the Braves of Avon are just that, we know this.
The Witches are a talented, deep squad that has run the Wasaren and Section II gauntlet which has prepared them well for tomorrow’s Final Saturday. Known for it’s baseball prowess for decades Greenwich knows how to win, and expects to do so every time they take the field and on Saturday so do I.
Look for the Witches to do just that not once but twice this weekend in Binghamton and claim the class C crown.