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First-round upset sends Dragons packing at districts PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kyle Arnoldy   

Holyoke may have won the regular season series with Wray 2-0, but when a win mattered most in the district tournament, the seventh-seeded Eagles piled on the offense, upsetting No. 2 Holyoke with a first-round 13-3 drubbing Friday, May 9, in Yuma.

Less than a week before Friday’s match, Holyoke had taken down Wray 1-0 and 4-3 to end the regular season.

“It’s hard to beat a team three times in a week,” coach John Zilla said. “We knew with Wray it was going to be a tough one. I don’t think we looked past them at all, it just wasn’t our day.”

Wray put up a run first in the top half of the opening inning as a weakly-hit ball to center scored an Eagle from second. Wray made a statement at the plate in the first inning with three singles laced to the outfield, matching their total hits from the first game of last week’s doubleheader in Holyoke.

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Logan Tharp reaches back to fire a pitch home during Friday’s district tournament game with Wray in Yuma.  

—Enterprise photo

Holyoke Enterprise May 15, 2014