June 12, 2017
By: Tom Meikrantz
Wilson has not been much of a factor in post-season baseball in recent years. The Warriors last won a District crown in 2002 before ending the drought June 1st with an 8-1 win over Pottsville. Not bad for a team that
started the season 4-5.
Wilson showed it wasn't just happy to make the PIAA tournament with a thorough 13-0 shellacking over Esperanza Academy in the opening round. That was the first PIAA win in school history. Senior Brendon Miller along with Gabe Karslo were the aces on the mound and big reasons for the post-season success, especially Miller but the St.John's recruit found the going rough in the quarterfinals where the Warriors stranded 9 baserunners in seeing their season end in a 5-2 loss to East Pennsboro.
Third year head coach Josh Hinkle symbolically held his two-year old child on his shoulders in our post-game interview as he pointed out that some day these players will bring their children into the Wilson gym and proudly point to the District championship banner and talk about this season. This was the first payoff of an improved feeder system and expect Wilson to be around for a while with plenty of talented underclassmen returning.