Road to state

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Story and photos by Sophie Black

The LSW Titan baseball team has had a very successful season this year with a 26-3 winning record. Monday, May 19th, our Titans beat the Pirates 8-4 in a very intense semi final district game.

Senior, Alex Lange, who plans on continuing playing baseball throughout college at LSU said, “The best moment of my high school baseball career was throwing a combined no hitter with Jake against Park Hill South.” Lange thinks the team has a good shot at making it to the state championship.

Junior Ryan Kayhill has started varsity all year. This is his first year playing for the varsity team.

If the team does make it to state, it will have been the first time since 2006. If they win, it’ll be the first time in LSW history a state championship has been won by the baseball team.

Although the team won the semi final district game, the players and coaches weren’t very pleased with the game. The boys had an 8-0 lead when the Pirates got 4 runs in the 5th inning. By the 6th inning, the Pirates had scored one more run clearly boosting the team’s morale, giving them hope that they could win. Titans ended the game 8-5 but not graciously.

Senior, Addy Barr, who has been to almost every baseball game this season, predicts, “The boys can make it pretty far as long as they can stay focused and not let up at the end of their games.” Many spectators notice the boys seem to start off strongly and end a little lazily sometimes.

Junior, Tony Mok, friend of many of the players said they have, “paved a nice road to state,” referring to their minimum losses and strong team bond.

Head out to help support your Titan Baseball team Wednesday, May 21st as they take on Ray-Pec at Ray-Pec High School at 4:30 for the District Championship.

Junior Logan Geha has been on varsity since sophomore year.

 

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