By Whitney Metz –
The Nandua Warriors baseball team was awarded a bye in the first round of the regional playoffs as the number two seed in the Class 2 Region A tournament. The Warriors matched up against Bruton for the quarterfinals on Thursday, May 26.
The Warriors were dominant on the mound in the game as Ripken Robbins and Tyler Greene did not allow a single run. Robbins earned the win throwing 5.1 innings, allowing only three hits with two strikeouts. Greene came in for relief, giving Nandua 1.2 innings of work recording three strikeouts while giving up only two hits.
At the plate, Nandua saw the ball well, collecting a total of eight hits in the matchup. Isaac Stodghill and Aiden McIntyre each went 2-for-3 at the plate, with McIntyre roping a double in the bottom of the sixth inning. Also recording hits for the Warriors were Tyler Greene, Ben Stodghill, Robbins, and Martin Savage. Nandua earned the 5-0 win and advanced to the regional semifinals.
In the semifinals, the Warriors faced off against Randolph-Henry at home Tuesday, May 31. Nandua went down early in the game and despite a hard fight in the final innings, the team was unable to respond. The Warriors took the loss with a final score of 9-7.
Tyler Greene started the game on the mound and threw 2.2 innings of work. Greene allowed four runs on three hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Ripken Robbins came in for relief, throwing 4.1 innings against a tough offensive team. Robbins recorded eight strikeouts and allowed five runs on five hits.
The Warriors were hot on offense during the sixth inning as Aiden McIntyre and Brandon Adamos each hit home runs. Adamos led the team going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. McIntyre followed going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Ben Stodghill, Robbins, Savage, Brandon Smith, and Jacob Meilhammer all collected a hit in the loss as well.
Nandua concluded its season after the loss with a final record of 16-3 on the year and were honored as the Eastern Shore District Champions.