Hurricane had beaten St. Albans by scores of 9-0 and 13-0 prior to the Region 4 championship game in Hurricane.
"I'll shoot it straight: we came into tonight since 2000 at 285-50. We don't ever expect to lose, (but) before the season started we had two seniors and so many different position players. We didn't expect to be 28-5 and two innings to go in the game with no score.
"This team came together, has held together and made the plays. I'm really proud of my kids."
Marshall, Caudill and Haynes each ended their seasons ranked among the top 15 hitters in the Kanawha Valley, but that was somewhat expected. St. Albans had no other hitter among area leaders.
Freshman center fielder Katie Holstein finished the year batting .367. Though she did not have enough at-bats to qualify for the leaders, but she played error-free defense. She and freshman second baseman Maddie Chandler were named to the Daily Mail Kanawha Valley All-Rookie team Monday largely on the strength of their play in the field.
Garber's career wins total stands at 522. After a season in which the Red Dragons also received important contributions from underclassmen such as third baseman Alyssa Bonham, first baseman Haili McCown and outfielders Whitney Jones and Amber Kemplin, he stands to pad that total significantly in 2014.
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