While Greenbrier High School’s baseball team was sweeping Marist on Tuesday evening, the Wolfpack soccer team was putting away Starr’s Mill in a state semifinal match.
The soccer team’s win set up a AAAA title run at Lambert High School (22-0) on Friday, while the baseball team takes on Whitewater High School at home Monday in the semifinals of the state AAAA playoffs.
Jordan Hunt, the Region 2-AAAA Player of the Year, and Austin Robinson pitched complete games to earn a two-game sweep of Marist.
The Wolfpack (28-2) likely will throw Hunt (9-0) and Robinson (10-0) against Region 3’s Wildcats, who are the 2011 state runner-up.
Against Marist, Taylor Glover led the way in game one with three RBI in the 7-2 win before the Wolfpack took Game 2 by a 5-3 score.
After allowing two runs in the first, Hunt bounced back by striking out the side in the second. He gave up just two hits the rest of the way.
“I was nervous to begin with, but I was able to settle down and hit my spots,” Hunt said.
In the fourth, Greenbrier’s Clint Hardy drove in two runs on a triple and was driven home on Glover’s single. The three-run fourth gave the Wolfpack a four-run lead.
Hunt added to his day with the eventual game-winning run in the seventh inning of game two. Hunt and Adam Grice each drove in a run to break a tie.
In Robinson’s complete-game win, he allowed three runs on eight hits. He also followed a similar pattern as Hunt, allowing two early runs before settling in and giving up just one more run.
“He found a way,” Greenbrier coach Chris Wilkins said. “He was emotional early, jacked up, and was living and dying with every pitch. But he settled down and did a fantastic job.”