LYNNVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Tecumseh has found its lucky charm this postseason.It is a plastic crane.
The item may have been the driving factor for leading the Braves back to state for the second year in a row, at-least head coach, Ted Thompson, agrees.
“They have done the rally crane, they have embraced it, it’s fun and it’s been good.”
Sophomore Jacob Farmer says he started the idea in sectionals using the crane during warmups and afterwards placing it in the dugout.
“So first I go grab it, and go put it out on the mound, and we take io. After IO we take it off the mound and put it up against the fence and put the mouth through the fence so it’s watching us in the game.”
His teammate, Chase Howell believes, it’s this type of object that can elevate their performance.
“We are a very superstitious team. So us bringing that to every game, we believe it will put us over the edge and exceed our level of play.”
Tecumseh believes the object represents their team as a whole and what it has been like for the program this year says the team.
“We feel like our mentality is we bend, but we don’t break, so when we first saw the Crane. Hey’s that is just like us, that’s how we play.”
While, the Crane does not officially have a name, its purpose and powers seem to be giving the Braves a slight edge on the diamond. Head coach, Thompson, thinks he found the perfect name.
“I think it’s been a great force and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. I think I’m going to call it Cecil the Crane.
(This story was originally published on June 6, 2019)