HUNTINGBURG, Ind. (WEHT) — After coming up just one run shy of winning a state championship last year, Southridge baseball is hungry for redemption in this year’s state championship.
The Raiders advanced to the 2A State Championship for the second season in a row, hopefuly to bring home the program’s first ever state title.
Southridge will face Alexandria Monroe at Victory Field Tuesday night. Game time is set for 7:30 CT.
Gene Mattingly, Raiders Head Coach: “I certainly hope so. I think the fact that we’ve been error free, we haven’t walked guys, and we’ve been able to put pressure on the opposing pitcher pretty much every inning, if we’re able to do that we’ll be in pretty good shape. They don’t like to lose, they like to get after it. We’re really blessed very fortunate to have this group of athletes that have come through Southridge.”
Tucker Schank, Raiders Senior: “We’ve won a lot of state championships, we’ve been to Indy a lot of times so we are in rare territoty. We have a lot of the same guys on this year’s team that were on last year’s team so that makes for a lot more maturity and a lot more experience, so let’s get a win.”
(This story was originally published on June 17, 2019)