Champs! Wolverines win Classic

By BRIAN RICKERD State Journal Sports Writer Published:

The Western Hills Wolverines rode their third consecutive sterling performance to the championship of the Capital City Classic baseball tournament Saturday afternoon, slipping past the East Jessamine Jaguars 3-2 in the final.

The Wolverines, 6-6, beat Frankfort High 5-3 Saturday morning to win their pool and reach the final. WHHS blanked Woodford County on Friday night, 2-0.

"It was a great weekend of baseball for Western Hills," said veteran Wolverine coach Craig Fry. "We battled for 21 innings of baseball, and none of them were easy."

Western Hills had opened the tournament by losing 8-4 to Franklin County on Wednesday in pool play.

Fry was understandably proud of his team, and who can blame him? His Wolverines came off a spring break trip to Florida two weeks ago that saw them make between eight and 11 errors in each of two games.

And yet this weekend the Western Hills defenders vacuumed up most of what was hit their way.

"We moved some players around after the Florida trip and that had something to do with it," Fry said. "Some of the young kids have come along, some of the seniors have settled down and we're getting outstanding pitching."

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