THIBODAUX – North Webster’s season came to an end Saturday, as No. 2 seed E.D. White swept the Knights out of the Class 3A baseball playoffs.
The Knights dropped game one 10-0 Friday night in five innings, but came back Saturday ready for a battle. The Knights fought, but couldn’t pull out a close 2-1 decision.
North Webster ends their season with a record of 25-8, a drastic improvement for the Knights in year two under head coach Dane Peavy.
Peavy praised the fundamentals of E.D. White, but thought errors and matchups were his team’s undoing.
“We had a bad matchup on Friday,” Peavy said. “They had us pegged and knew what they were up against in Connor (McClure). You’re always going to second guess yourself, but we were confident going in. It just didn’t work out in the end.”
In the second game, the Knights sent Logan Vidrine to the mound and had a chance to win a close ball game, but the Knights couldn’t get it done.
“Logan matched up well against them, but we gave up two unearned runs,” Peavy said. “I told the guys when we went down their it was going to be about execution. They were a good team, we’re a good team and it’s going to come down to who executed the most. We just didn’t do that.”
The Knights will say goodbye to six seniors (Blake Atchley, Daniel Lewis, Dallas Lay, Clay Mahaffey, Logan Vidrine and Connor McClure) who were the driving force behind this year’s success.
“Those guys mean a lot to me,” Peavy said. “Dallas was injured last year and I’m glad he got to be healthy this year. Clay Mahaffey left last year and came back to finish where he started, I’m happy for him. All those guys man, I can’t say enough about them.”
The Knights will have big shoes to fill, but also plenty of firepower left in the arsenal.
“You have to get better each and every season,” Peavy said. “I have faith in the guys we have coming back. I think we’ll continue to make a pretty good run at it.”