Silverdale Baptist continues its assault on the school's baseball record books.
They added the school's first region championship for boys' teams and continued to set the total wins record for baseball Wednesday with a six-inning, 10-0 victory over Marion County in the Region 3-A championship game.
"It wasn't one of our better games," Seahawks coach Jonathan Adcock said.
Spencer Mossburg, although he pitched a four-hitter, didn't have his best stuff and SBA's timely hitting was a touch out of sync.
"Spencer struggled some but he kept getting the outs, and hitting-wise we hit some balls hard that they made good plays on and we had a few swings that weren't too good that I'd like to have back," Adcock said. "But we were able to keep the pressure on them, take advantage of a few mistakes and score some runs on some key hits. The way it's been if some guys are off, then we have had others that are on."
Mossburg threw 98 pitches over the six-inning outing.
"On a scale of 1-to-10 I'd give myself a five or a six, but the defense picked me up. I've been able to pitch and not worry about being perfect because of the guys behind me," he said. "Having a defense like we have behind you gives you the confidence to throw it in there because you know they're going to pick you up."
Josiah Green has been off the last couple of games, but the third baseman came up big against Marion. He stroked a pair of doubles the second of which scored two runs and ended the game on the 10-run rule in the bottom of the sixth.
"He plays awesome defense at third, and when he gets hot he's tough," Adcock said.
Colton Rogers, the Seahawks' big first baseman has finally put that season-opening 2-for-23 mark behind him, adding a 2-for-3 effort with a run scored and an RBI from the No. 8 spot in the batting order.
"We didn't play our best game. Offensively we were swinging at some bad pitches. We knew, though, that we just needed to put the ball in play," the junior said. "Our seniors keeping everybody confident and we have come together as a team. I think the seniors have set the pace and everybody has stepped up behind them."
The Seahawks will host Trousdale County at 5 p.m. Friday in the school's first baseball sectional appearance. Marion County will travel to Friendship Christian, which beat Trousdale 15-2 in the Region 4-A championship Wednesday.
"We don't know anything about the teams we're playing. We're just going to come out and play," Adcock said. "Win Friday and we're in state."
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