When the Wayne Sr Legion coaching staff set out to form the 2016 team, the goal in mind was to win the Main Line title. Thanks to the tenacious play of 18 Wolverines, that mission has been accomplished. The Sr Wolverines went 14-8-1, including the 2 loses at regionals.
The boys played a lot of baseball over the last 5+ months. All of our feeder schools won championships, so our boys played extra school baseball. On top of that, the Sr Legion schedule was expanded in 2016 from 16 games, to 21 games. We were able to get 17 games played, in a 30 day window.
Through it all the boys were committed to each other, and the Legion program. And that commitment delivered the 4th Wayne Sr Legion title in 7 years (and 5th in the last 9 seasons). Tremendous success, and a 2016 championship to be proud of as it came against talented, veteran competition. Many of the teams we had to beat along way featured college-age pitchers and stacked batting line-ups. Our relatively young team stood up against them all and played Wayne baseball. We had our set-backs, and laid a few eggs along the way; but when challenged, the Sr Wolverines rose to the occasion and got the job done.
Many are coming back next year, and we wish those that aren't much success in their future baseball careers, and much happiness in life. You're always welcome back to throw BP and bench coach with Mickey. We'd love to see your faces.
Much thanks to all parents, families and Wayne baseball supporters - you make a difference at the top of that hill.
Thanks to all for a great season, see you at Odorisio for our title defense in the Summer of 2017.