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Gardner key to Redskins’ success

By RICK RYAN HD MediaMay 28, 2019

HURRICANE, W.Va. — When wrapping your mind around Joel Gardner’s quantum leap from bit player to major contributor at Hurricane, it helps to know the situation.

Gardner has improved greatly from his freshman to his sophomore season, but it took the right opportunity and the right set of teammates to make the transition work as well as it has.

After getting just 25 at bats and pitching only 42/3 innings last year on a senior-dominated squad, Gardner has turned on the talent and helped Hurricane get back to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston to defend its Class AAA championship.

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