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The Sherwood High School baseball team took an extra inning to secure a 5-4 win over Severna Park to capture the 4A State Championship title on June 18 – so it is fitting that the celebration is continuing.
In addition to the excitement throughout the community, the Washington Nationals lauded the Warriors a month later on July 20. (See photo of players and coaches at Nationals Park on this page.)
This year’s title is Sherwood’s third State Championship in school history.
The last title was in 2010, just before Coach Sean Davis took over the head coaching position. Prior to his 10 seasons as varsity head coach, he was assistant coach to Billy Goodman, who was his coach when he played at Sherwood.
This was Sherwood’s third appearance in the state finals in the last six seasons. The last time was 2019.
Davis said the credit for this year’s championship goes to the players and assistant coaches.
“The boys are 100 percent bought into playing team baseball. They put the time in the off season and play the game the right way,” he said. “The assistant coaches have been with the program for 10 years and would be qualified to be varsity coaches anywhere in the state.”
Davis praised his players “as the most well rounded team I have ever been around.”
He added, “The pitching staff was lights out all year, we defended well and we had a very balanced line up top to bottom.”
The team lost eight seniors to graduation, four of whom are going to play in college: Daulton Stewart at Shenandoah University, Brendan Kleiman at California University of Pennsylvania, and Brett Seils and Jake Becker at Towson University.
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