By Al Pike

DOVER — USA MAVERICK Bryan Woolley dug a deep hole. He had to dig even deeper to climb out of it. The junior southpaw's ability to escape a self-induced, bases-loaded-no-outs jam in the second inning unscathed was one of the keys to victory for the Dover High School baseball team in a 10-0 win over Merrimack in the quarterfinals of the Division I tournament Saturday at Dunaway Field.

Woolley scattered six hits over six innings and retired the final nine batters he faced as the fifth-seeded Green Wave advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2013 where they will face No. 1 Bedford on Wednesday night (7) at Nashua's Holman Stadium.

"My game plan was to throw strikes," Woolley said, "and my defense will make the plays, and they did."