Warriors defeat PresidentsPublished 11:17pm Tuesday, June 3, 2014
The Nansemond River High School baseball team met with great success in its efforts against visiting Woodrow Wilson High School on Monday, defeating the Presidents 10-1 in the regional quarterfinals.
“We did exactly what we needed to do,” Warriors head coach Mark Stuffel said. He said the strategy coming into the game was to “pitch well, play good defense.”
Nansemond River senior pitcher Mike Parmentier threw four strikeouts in three innings and got the win to improve his record to 8-1 this season. He was relieved by junior Ethan Woodruff, who pitched two innings, while sophomore Mike Blanchard and senior Hunter Kiessling threw the sixth and seventh, respectively.
Lighting up the scoreboard for the Warriors was senior Trevor Riggs, who hit a three-run home run in the first inning. He ended up going 3-for-4, with six runs batted in.
Senior Shane Woods went 2-for-4, including a solo home run in the sixth. He also had an RBI. Junior Robert Fitzwater went 2-for-3, with an RBI, junior Kieton Rivers went 2-for-3 and senior Chase Williams went 1-for-4, with two RBIs.
Nansemond River (21-2) hosts Hanover High School today at 6 p.m. The winner qualifies for the state tournament and advances to Friday’s regional championship game. The Warriors’ last appearance at the state level was in 2012.