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WPMQ’s Spring Sports Athletic Weekly Wrap-Up for April 12-17

BASEBALL (5-2)

Monday, April 12 at Eastern–Postponed due to poor field conditions; Make up date–May 10th

Thursday, April 15 vs Corydon W 2-1
WP: Jacob Glover 7IP, 3H, 0ER, 8Ks, 4BB
2B: Eric Wigginton 
Wigginton 3-3, 

Friday, April 16 at New Washington W 22-4
WP: Ethan French 3.1 IP, 3H, 0ER, 5Ks, 1 BB
2B: Jack Fifer, Eric Wigginton, Jeremiah Hasler, Dawson Boyd, Hayden Combs
Hasler 3-3, Casey 2-2, Brown 2-4, 

Saturday, April 17 at Jeffersonville L 7-2
LP Brandon Broady 6 IP, 6H, 4ER, 4Ks, 0BB
JV Baseball

Monday, April 12 at Eastern–Postponed due to poor field conditions; Make up date–May 10th

Wednesday vs Clarksville W 12-2
WP–Nick Broady
3B/3 RBIs–Jeremiah Hasler

BOYS GOLF

Wednesday, April 14 at Henryville (Champions Point) with South Central–2nd Place

Henryville–192, Charlestown–211, South Central (incomplete team)
Trey Brison 52
Michael Gillooly 52
Alex Wright 53
Zander Morris 54
Andrew Martens 62
Connor Aaron 66
Connor Roberts 72

SOFTBALL  (3-3)

Monday, April 12 vs. Silver Creek–Postponed due to poor field conditions; Make up date–April 20th

Tuesday, April 13 vs. North Harrison L 4-2 (In 9 innings)
LP Savannah Gaither 9 IP, 8H, 4ER, 4 Ks
2B: Macy Eldridge, Savannah Gaither
Gaither 3-4, Eldridge 3-4

Thursday, April 15 at Scottsburg
LP Savannah Gaither 6 IP, 13H ,  7 ER, 4 Ks
2B: Gaither (2-4)

JV Softball

Saturday, April 17 at Corydon Round Robin
Vs Salem L
Vs. Corydon W

GIRLS TENNIS (3-2)

Monday, April 12 at Scottsburg L 1-4
1S–Skylar Cochran def Lyla Waskom 6-2, 6-4
2S–Maci Vaughn lost to Grace Routt 2-6, 1-6
3S–Amanda Upton lost to Olivia Fugate 3-6, 4-6
1D–Anna Almeciga and Alyssa Moore lost to Brinley Soloe and Claire Routt 3-6, 0-6
2D–Kassi Propes and Leah Walden lost to Mia Collins and Melea Luttrell 1-6, 0-6

Tuesday, April 13 vs Silver Creek
1S–Skylar Cochran def Katie Bishop 6-1, 6-0
2S–Maci Vaughn def Ava Rippel 6-4, 6-3
3S–Amanda Upton def Lilly Giefer 6-3, 6-1
1D Anna Almeciga and Alyssa Moore lost to Maddie Oltman and Mari Howard 0-6, 3-6
2D–Kassi Propes and Leah Walden lost to Harper Ramsey and Meredith Voigt 0-6, 0-6

Wednesday, April 14 vs Clarksville W 3-2
1S–Skylar Cochran def Shilee Watts 6-1, 6-1
2S–Maci Vaughn def Savannah Appell 6-0, 6-4
3S–Amanda Upton def Jessie Sloan 6-1, 6-0
1D–Anna Almeciga and Alyssa Moore lost to Skylar King and Aalyah Taylor 4-6, 2-6
2D–Kassi Propes and Leah Walden lost to Summer Neal and Emily Kaiser 6-2, 3-6, 4-6

Thursday, April 15 at South Central
1S–Skylar Cochran def Georgia Faith 6-1, 6-1
2S–Maci Vaughn def Kendall Piper 6-0, 6-1
3S–Amanda Upton def Alexis Martin 6-0, 6-0
1D–Emma McCutcheon and Alyssa Moore lost to Parker Thomasson and Brooklyn Robinson 6-2,   6-7, 1-6
2D–Anna Almeciga and Kassi Propes def Amber Watson and Libbie Campbell 6-4, 6-3

TRACK & FIELD

Tuesday, April 13 at Providence
Girls Results: Charlestown 122, Providence 47, Rock Creek 27, Henryville 13
               Discus: 1st–Crowe 124’5.5”; 3rd–Deaton 82’3.5”
Shot Put: 1st–D. King 37’5”; 2nd–Deaton 35’4”; 3rd–Crowe 23’1”
High Jump: 1st–Goedeker 5’; 2nd–A. King 4’8”
Long Jump: 3rd–Goedeker 12’8.5”
3200 Relay: 1st–CHS 10:38.0
* Jessie McCoy, Laney Hawkins, Jackie McCoy and Kaylee Kinser set a new school record by running 10:38! The previous record was 10:51 set in 2015 by Whitney Andrew’s, Kelsey Lakes, Gabi Gagnon and Alysha Flaget.
100 M Hurdles: 3rd–A. King 19.74
100 M Dash: 1st–Steele 12.68; 2nd–Holbrook 12.84; 3rd–Bakai 13.68
1600M Run: 2nd–Jessie McCoy; 3rd–Roberts
400 M Relay: 1st–CHS 51.81*
* Demaria King, Anniah King, Jada Holbrook and Lyric Steele set a new school record by running 51.81, beating the old record of 53.2 set in 2017 by Ilayah Keltner, Jenna Daniel, Makenzie Byrnes and Carley Conway! 
400 M Dash: 1st–Beckort 1:09.11
300 M Hurdles: 3rd–Ruefer 58.02
800 M Run: 3rd–Hawkins 2:35.65
200 M Dash: 1st–Steele 26.21; 2nd–Holbrook 26.93; 3rd–Bakai–28.65
3200 M Run: 1st–Jackie McCoy 13:28.0; 2nd–Rhoten 14:51.0
1600 M Relay: 2nd–CHS 4:35.0

Boys Results: Charlestown 85, Providence 68, Henryville 54, Rock Creek 11
Discus: 1st–Cook 114’5”
Shot Put: 1st–Davenport 37’5.5”; 2nd–Kolb 35’8”
High Jump: 1st–Ottersbach 5’10’
Long Jump: 1st–S Cruz 19’10 ¾” 
3200 M Relay: 3rd–CHS 9:53.24
110 M H: 1st–Cruz 15.58; 2nd–Ottersbach 15.76
100 M Dash: 2nd–Vaughn 11.83
400 M Relay: 1st–CHS 45.77
400 M Dash: 1st–A Cruz 54.14
300 M Hurdles: 1st–Vaughn 49.21; 3rd–Andrews 52.08
800 M Run: 2nd–Kinser 2:11.65
200 M Dash: 1st–S Cruz 24.4
3200 M Run: 3rd–Oakley 12:21.0
1600 M Relay: 2nd–CHS 4:01.0

Thursday, April 15 Boys Only at New Albany Relays

400 M Dash: 2nd–Jeb Parker 59.79
4×110 Shuttle Hurdles: 3rd–CHS (Steven Cruz, Josh Andrews, Jake Ottersbach, Dylan Kinser)  1:18.64
Long Jump: 2nd–Jake Ottersbach 19’4.5”

Coming up this week:

WPMQ’s Weekly Wrap-Up for April 5-10, 2021

WPMQ’s Spring Sports Athletic Weekly Wrap-Up for April 5-10

BASEBALL

Monday April 5 @ South Central W 15-2 (3-0)

Winning Pitcher: Brandon Broady 4 IP, 8 Ks,2 BB, 2H, 0 ER

Tuesday April 6 vs Perry Central L 12-3 (3-1)

Losing Pitcher: Eric Wigginton 4.1 IP, 6 Ks, 0 BB, 6,H, 2 ER

2B–Jack Fifer and Eric Wigginton

Wednesday April 6 vs Jennings County (Cancelled due to rain)

Record 3-1

 

GOLF

Tuesday April 6 vs North Harrison L 149-180

Michael Gillooly 48

Zander Morris 45

Connor Aaron 49

Trey Brison 39

*Team score improved 60 strokes from first match in 2019.

*First time a Pirate has shot in the 30s under the direction of Adam Tolliver

 

SOFTBALL

Tuesday April 6 vs South Central W 11-1 

WP: Savannah Gaither 3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 8 Ks

2B: Addison Smith

Thursday April 8 @ Corydon L 8-3

LP: Savannah Gaither 6 IP, 7H, 4ER, 3Ks

2B: Gaither

Record: 3-1

 

 

TRACK

Tuesday April 6 vs. New Washington, and Rock Creek 

Girls Results: (Charlestown 118, Rock Creek 11, New Washington 8)

Discus: 1st Place–Lanae Crowe- 120’7″; 3rd Place–Alexis Deaton-83’4″

Shot Put: 1st Place–Demaria King-38’0″; 2nd Place–Lanae Crowe-32’4″; 3rd Place–Leslie Moon 29’11”

High Jump: 1st Place–Sadee Goedeker-4’10”; 2nd Place–Anneiah King-4’6″

Long Jump: 1st Place–Demaria King-13’11”; 2nd Place–Sadee Goedeker-13′

3200m Relay: 1st Place– CHS “A”-10:58; 2nd Place–CHS “B”-13:23

100m Hurdles: 1st Place– Anneiah King-19.1

100m Dash: 1st Place–Lyric Steele-12.5; 2nd Place–Anneiah.King-13.78

 

1600m Run: 1st Place-Jessie McCoy-5:56; 2nd Place–Emma Faulkner-6:33

400m Relay: 1st Place–CHS-53.75

400m Dash: 1st Place–Jada Holbrook-1:03.4; 2nds Place–Laney Hawkins-1:05; 3rd Place–Danielle Roberts-1:28

300m Hurdles: 1st Place–Raelynn Rufer-58.56

800m Dash: 1st Place–Kaylee Kinser-2:50; 2nd Place–Grace Adams-3:03.3; 3rd Place–Tara Chisman-3:05

200m Dash: 1st Place Lyric Steele-26.0 (School Record); 2nd Place–Talia Bakai-30.0

3200m Run:  1st Place–Jackie McCoy-13:54; 2nd Place–Macie Rohten-16:20; 3rd Place–Danielle Roberts-19:20

1600m Relay: 1st Place–CHS “A”-4:50.83; 2nd Place–CHS “B”-5:41

 

Boys Results (Charlestown 108, Rock Creek 17, New Washington 4)

Discus: 1st Place-Brock Cook-108’1”; 2nd Place-Colin Davenport-104’6”; 3rd Place-Matthew Kolb-88’5”

Shot Put: 1st Place- Colin Davenport- 35’11.5”; 2nd Place- Matthew Kolb-34’1”

High Jump: 1st Place-Steven Cruz- 6’; 2nd Place-Jake Ottersbach- 5’10”

Long Jump: 1st Place- Steven Cruz- 20’5”; 2nd Place-Deven Lukes- 18’4”; 3rd Place- Ethan Vaughn-17’9.5”

3200 M Relay: 1st Place- CHS-10:24.0

110 M Hurdles: 1st Place- Jake Ottersback- 16.1; 2nd place- Steven Cruz-16.28

100 M Dash: 1st Place–Deven Lukes 11.9; 3nd Place– Logan Harvey12.1

1600m Run: 1st Place–Simeon Porcius – 5:48

400m Relay: 1st Place–CHS48.0

400m Dash: 1st Place–Andrew Cruz 55.35; 2nd Place– Tate Adams 1:01.0 (2nd Place)

300m Hurdles: 1st Place–Jake Ottersbach – 43.65; 2nd Place–Josh Andrews – 48.14; 3nd Place–Ethan Vaughn 48.14 

800m Dash: 1st Place–Dylan Kinser 2:09

200m Dash: 1st Place–Andrew Cruz 24.14; 3rd Place–Ethan Vaughn 25.44

3200 M Run: 1st Place–Mason Oakley 13:12.0

1600m relay: 1st Place–CHS  4:49.0 

 

Thursday April 8 vs. Clarksville, and Salem

Girls Results: (CHS 98; Salem 41; Clarksville 16)

Discus : 1st–Crowe 127’2”; 2nd–Deaton 89’10” ; 3rd–Moon 84’3” 

Shot Put: 1st– D. King-38’4”; 2nd–Crowe-32’9”; 3rd–Deaton-30’

High Jump: 1st– Goedeker-4’8”; 3rd– A.King-4’6”

Long Jump: 1st–D. King-13’7.5”; 3rd–Goedeker-13’4” 

3200m Relay: 1st–CHS 11:30 (1st place)

100m Hurdles: 1st– A. King 18.87 

100m Dash: 3rd–D. King-14.20

1600m Run: 1st– Jessie McCoy-5:45.9

400m Relay: 1st CHS 1:15

400m Dash: 1st–Jada Holbrook-1:02; 2rd–Laney Hawkins 1:04.95

300m Hurdles: 1st–Raelynn Rufer 57.12

800m Run: 1st–Kinser 2:47; 2nd–Faulkner 2:49.4

200m Dash: 2nd Bakai 28.3; 3rd–A. King 28.87

3200m Run: 1st–Jackie McCoy-13:51; 2nd–Rhoten 15:50; 3rd–Roberts 17:48

1600m Relay: 1st–CHS A-4:44

 

Boys Results: (Charlestown 69, Salem 66, Clarksville 14)

Discus: 1st– B. Cook 107’1.5” ; 3rd– C. Davenport 102’3”

Shot put: 1st– C. Davenport 39’10” ; 3rd– M. Kolb 37’3”

Long jump: 1st– S. Cruz 20’2”

3200m relay: 1st– Charlestown 10:07

110m hurdles: 1st– S. Cruz 15.80 ; 2nd– J. Ottersbach 15.91

100m dash: 1st– L. Harvey 11.40

1600m dash: 2nd– Oakley 5:45

400m relay: 2nd– “B” – 51.69 ; “A” – (DQ)

400m dash: 1st– S. Cruz 54.68 ; 3rd– Vaughn 59.47

300m hurdles: 1st– J. Ottersbach 42.65 ; 3rd – Andrews 48.24

800m dash: 1st– D. Kinser 2:10

200m dash: 4th– Adams 27.03

1600m relay: 1st– Charlestown 3:57.8 

 

TENNIS

Tuesday, April 6 vs. Brownstown W 5-0

1S–Skylar Cochran def Hannah Hackman 6-0, 6-2

2S–Maci Vaughn def Ava McKinney 6-2, 6-0

3S–Amanda Upton def Leah Pottschmidt 6-4, 7-5

1D–Emma McCutcheon and Alyssa Moore def Chelsea Luedeman and Emily Mann 6-2, 4-6, 6-3

2D–Ashlyn Moore and Anna Almeciga def Carla Fuentes and Lydia Luedeman 6-1, 6-1

 

Thursday, April 8 at North Harrison: Loss – 3-2

1S – Skylar Cochran def. Isabella Nordoff 6-3, 6-2

2S – Maci Vaughn def. McKenna Pearson 4-6, 6-2, 7-6

3S- Amanda Upton loss to Kelsey Delaney 3-6, 3-6

1D – Emma McCutcheon and Alyssa Moore loss to Olivia Wise and Emily Bowen 1-6, 0-6

2D – Ashlyn Moore and Anna Almeciga loss to Kendyl Lasley and Hope Whittaker 1-6, 5-7

This week in sports:

WPMQ’s Weekly Wrap-up for March 29-April 3

WPMQ’s Spring Sports Athletic Weekly Wrap-Up for March 29-April 3

Baseball

Monday, March 29 at Lanesville W 11-6

Eric Wigginton pitched four innings, recorded 11 strikeouts and allowed no earned runs on just one hit before being relieved by Matthew McCoy due to pitch count restrictions. Nathaniel Kimbrell hit a single, double, and bases loaded triple to collect 5 RBIs

Friday, April 2 vs Henryville W 5-0

Jacob Glover threw a no-hitter through six innings before being relieved by Brandon Broady due to pitch count restrictions. He recorded 12 strikeouts in the contest. The Pirates had six hits, including doubles from Matthew McCoy and Deke Brown. 

The Pirates’ pitchers (Wigginton, McCoy, Glover, and Broady) have combined for 31 strikeouts in the two games this week. 

JV:

Wednesday, March 31 (JV) at Silver Creek W 7-4 

Thursday, April 1 (JV) vs North Harrison W 8-1 

Coming up this week in Pirate sports:

Weekly wrap-ups and graphics provided by the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting Staff at Charlestown High School

McCoy Inks with Hanover College for Baseball

Front (L to R): Pam McCoy (mother), Matthew McCoy, Steve McCoy (father)
Back: Charlestown Baseball Coach Brian Hester and Assistant Athletic Director David Abbott

Yesterday afternoon Charlestown senior Matthew McCoy was joined by family, coaches, and teammates as he signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play baseball at Hanover College next year.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, McCoy replied, “Playing baseball at the next level has always been a dream of mine. Hanover gave me a chance to fulfill this dream. Not only does Hanover have a top tier program, but the academics and the environment is outstanding. Coach Bellak has been very helpful with the process of my future and my family and I are truly grateful for that. I look forward to playing for Coach Bellak and being a part of Panther baseball.”

New Charlestown baseball Brian Hester has not yet had the chance to coach McCoy as he is also a basketball player and hasn’t been able to attend pre-season workouts, but he has watched McCoy through the years of Charlestown baseball and had this to say: “Matthew is part of the strong foundation of all the good things about Charlestown baseball. He has the passion, desire, and work ethic to be great not only in baseball but as a member of society. Hanover will not only be gaining a quality baseball player but also an outstanding human being.”

Coach Jay Sorg, a long time hitting coach of McCoy’s, told those in attendance at the signing, “I am so happy for Matthew and his family. This is a great fit. Hanover is getting a great player and better person. I have had the privilege of seeing Matthew grow both on and off the field since he was a young kid. In all those years I believe this off season has been his biggest jump. He is ready to have a huge high school season and impactful college career. Words can not do justice on how proud I am of Matthew.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Matthew (a 4th year member of the Radio and Television program) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Gracie Snell.

Pirate Baseball’s Wigginton Signs with Spalding University

Front Row (L to R): Melissa Stewart (mother), Eric Wigginton, Karen Wigginton (Stepmother)
Back Row (L to R): Brian Stewart (Stepfather), Aiden Stewart (Sister), Brian Hester (Charlestown Baseball Coach), Kurt Meyer (Rawlings Tigers Coach) and Jeff Wigginton (Father)

Yesterday, Charlestown baseball senior Eric Wigginton was joined by family, teammates, and coaches to sign his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play baseball at Spalding University in the fall.

Located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, Spalding University (SU) is a non-traditional private liberal-arts college with certificate, undergraduate, and graduate programs in seventeen areas of study. Spalding University is a Top 5 School in the United States among those who operate on a block schedule where instead of taking four or more classes over 18 weeks twice per week, students take one or two classes every six weeks daily for approximately 100 minutes per day Monday through Thursday, allowing them to graduate in the same amount of time.

Spalding competes in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 15 NCAA Division III sports including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, track (indoor and outdoor), softball, and volleyball. Spalding baseball is currently receiving votes in the 2021 edition of the Collegiate Baseball News preseason poll. The Golden Eagles finished the shortened 2020 season with an 11-3 record, including a win over preseason No. 23 ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater. The Golden Eagles were ranked 18th in the Perfect Game Top 25 and on track for a third consecutive 30-win season when the 2020 season was shut down due to COVID-19.

Wigginton, who is a CHS Gold Glove winner, will major in business management and serve as a pitcher for the Eagles. Wigginton became a member of the Lumber Yard Baseball Training Facility’s 90 MPH Club this winter. The Lumber Yard is home to Wigginton’s travel baseball team, the Southern Indiana Rawlings Tigers Velo. When asked about his opportunity to play at the next level with the Eagles, Eric said, “When weighing all the pros and cons of what I was looking for in both a school, location, and opportunities in athletics, Spalding was the obvious choice. I am incredibly grateful for the support and instruction of my coaches, teammates, and teachers throughout the years who have played a role in my development as a student-athlete, and I am humbled by the belief that the Spalding coaching staff has placed in me to contribute to the Eagles’ pitching staff.”

Charlestown baseball coach Brian Hester shared the following sentiments on Wigginton: “Eric Wigginton is a coach’s dream. His passion, loyalty, and respect for the game and all that are involved has allowed him to excel as a player and person. His determination to work hard and to love the game of baseball has allowed him to achieve his goal of playing at the collegiate level.”

The Charlestown High School athletic department and WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulate Eric and wish him a healthy and prosperous future as a Spalding University Golden Eagle.

Wigginton is the first of several Charlestown senior athletes expected to sign to play intercollegiate athletics in the coming months, so follow as we will share this news for all of those seniors.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network’s Dalton Hester.

Pirates Crowe and Wigginton Named School Winners for the Heisman High School Scholarship

Congratulations to Lanae’ Crowe and Eric Wigginton for being named Charlestown High School’s female and male (respectively) Heisman High School Scholarship winners.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy is renowned for symbolizing the pursuit of excellence with integrity. The Heisman High School Scholarship, presented by Acceptance Insurance, extends the Heisman prestige to our nation’s most esteemed male and female high school seniors by recognizing and rewarding outstanding scholar-athletes who understand that the most important victories not only happen on the field, but in their schools and communities. These remarkable young leaders set the example and make a game-changing difference every day, paving the way to greatness for everyone around them.

Crowe is a member of the Lady Pirate volleyball, basketball, softball, and track and field teams; Wigginton is a member of the Pirate tennis and baseball teams and is a girls’ basketball manager.  Both have advanced to the state round where those winners will be announced tomorrow.

https://heismanscholarship.com/

Ricky Romans Letter of Resignation to Pirate Nation

 

Pirate Nation,

It has truly been a blessing leading the baseball program for the last 17 years. When I was fortunate to be hired in 2004, I never envisioned being the Head Baseball Coach through 2020. There was something about the program, and the community, that allowed me to grow so close so quickly. As an individual that grew up going to school and working in Jeffersonville, I will never forget when asked “why Charlestown?” during my interview. My response was that I believed it was a great opportunity for both of us. All I wanted was a chance to coach the game I have loved since I was a kid. Mr. Johnson and Mr. Hall gave me that opportunity with only one year of high school assistant coaching experience on my resume. Their belief in me fueled me to work hard and do the best I could for Charlestown, which quickly became home to me and my family. We eventually moved to the area and have raised our family here since 2009. I have always believed in loyalty, and Charlestown has shown great loyalty to me through the years. Many changes have occurred within the administration during my tenure, as I have worked for many wonderful people including Principals Dick Johnson, Keith Hedges, Mark Laughner, John Rowland, and Amy Cook. As for Athletic Directors, I have been blessed to work for Tony Hall, David Null, Kim Carroll, and Chad Gilbert. All these individuals have allowed me to grow not only as a coach, but as a person as well. They have treated me with great respect, and I will forever be grateful for their kindness and generosity.

Personally, Charlestown High School helped me through many difficult times in my life. When my mother died in 2006, it was one of the hardest times of my life. Then, in 2016 when I lost my father, followed by my stepfather in 2017, adversity of life struck again. As I told our players, life is challenging at times. Sports are a great release from the real world sometimes, and coaching baseball and being around great people kept me busy during some of the most challenging times in my life. Much of that is due to the help I received from my assistant coaches through the years, which included John Smith, Darren Floyd, Brian Hester, Bryan Roberts, Jim Worley, Bryan Glover, Jeremy Eger, Kyle Craig, Joe Natterman, Chris Nickles, Matt Siler, Chuck Latham, Brian Smith, Josh Romans, and Rick Romans Sr. We had so many wonderful times on and off the ball field together, and I genuinely appreciate all their hard work and commitment to Pirate Baseball.

All good coaches realize that teams start and end with the players. Even though I have a list of players since 2004, I do not want to take a chance on missing someone so I will just say it has truly been an honor coaching each of you. We have had many exciting times, and some challenging and heartbreaking times as well. I am sorry we could not bring more championships to Charlestown, but I will never forget the exciting come from behind victory in the Sectional Championship in 2009 and the Conference Championship in 2015. It was always my goal for you to be successful on the baseball field, but it was more important for me that you turn into great young men. Hopefully, even though you probably did not agree with our decisions at times, you realize that we, the coaches, genuinely care about you. As I now step away, I want to say Thank You for allowing me to be a small part of your development and I truly wish all of you the best in your future. I will always be just a phone call away if you need anything.

Forever a part of the Pirate Family,
Coach Romans

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