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Coach Bob Potrzuski has coached the Lady Wolves since February, and says his team came out swinging. The game, he says, was never in doubt, but catcher Emily Innman’s home run broke Ketchikan’s morale.
“You could just see the wind go out of Ketchikan’s sails, they said, hey, this isn’t gonna work, and we continued to pile on some runs.”
Usually a men’s coach, Potrzuski credits his win to a young but focused team.
“Before the game, I’m like looking around and they’re doing each other’s hair, giggling and laughing, and I’m like, 'Why aren’t you getting your game faces on?' But, I’m not saying it out loud, it’s in my head, because they’ve proven to me over the course of the season, that when the first pitch comes they are ready to go. They go from what I view as sort of scattered and unfocused to just zoned in. When it’s time to work they work.”
And their hard work paid off. After securing their title the Lady Wolves thanked their coach for a good season with a ceremonial drenching. And, Potrzuski, for one was happy.
“All the sudden they were dumping the water on me, and I said, hey you guys, I’m really glad you did that because now I can cry and nobody will know. It was a really emotional time.”
Sitka Men’s Baseball finished off the season in third place after a disappointing semi-finals loss against Dimond ,and a comeback win over West Valley 7-1.
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