NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY)- With the high school baseball playoffs just a couple of weeks away, Woodside high school has proven to be one of the teams to beat this season.
The Wolverines are 16-0 and just knocked off Western Branch for the second time this season. “What I told our guys the other day is that we are blessed this season and all I want to do this season is finish. We have some tough games ahead and a long way to go,” said head coach Kevin Hare.
This team is blessed with talent and they are young at that. The Wolverines are led by a couple of juniors. Shortstop Seth Woodard and pitcher Drew Moyer. Both Woodard and Moyer have already committed to play their college baseball at Old Dominion. “Great place to play, great coaching staff, great campus. I think I will play a lot as a freshman. Just a good fit for me,” said Moyer.
Woodard says, he was happy to receive an offer from Old Dominion. “I thought about other schools that recruited me and it seems they already recruited for my class. So they gave me a good offer and I think its going to be a good fit.”
Moyer and Woodard grew up playing together. So the song remains the same when these two get to ODU. “He’s funny. He keeps me humble and I think we push each other to be better ball players. We played ball at a young age and we were always playing against each other and now playing together, I think it’s a great thing.”
With the toughest part of the schedule still ahead, Hare is quick to remind his players of something ODU head coach Chris Finwood recently uttered. “As Chris Finwood said the paper the other day, baseball is a unique sport. Anybody can beat anybody on any given day,” added Hare.