Southridge takes 2nd shot at 1st baseball title

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Huntingburg, Ind. (WEHT) — Another year, another trip to Victory Field for Southridge’s baseball team. The Raiders aim for their first baseball championship in program history. 

Southridge has made the 2A state title game two seasons in a row. Gene Mattingly’s team believes 2019 is their year to win it all. 

Southridge Comments

(GENE MATTINGLY)
I know a lot of coaches that have coached a lot longer than me that haven’t gotten one shot, much less two, very blessed, very fortunate to have this group of athletes that come through southridge with me as the head coach,
I can’t take any credit. They have gotten us here two years in a row.”

(ETHAN BELL)
“To come out on top would be something else, it means everything for the school, the town, the program, the kids, and the coaches. It would mean a lot. That’s how we come together as, with our focus, with our brotherhood, it really helps us on the field.”

(TUCKER SCHANK)
“It’s such a good blessing to do it once, we get do it twice, and here we go again. But our main focus is to come out on top. We are in rare territory and right now we are focused but when it’s all said and done, we are all going to look back and realize how important it actually was.”

The Raiders seem to be feeling confident moving forward and anxious to play at Victory Field. Southridge will take on Alexandra Monroe for the 2A state championship Tuesday.
 

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(This story was originally published on June 13, 2019)

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