Let the playoffs begin

Baseball taking on Lake Travis on the road today


Nathaniel Canales

Against Lake Travis, senior Camron Taylor and his teammates look to take the lead in a best-of-three series.

Joseph Romano, Staff Writer

On March 19, the baseball team had just lost to East Central, making their record 5-14-1. Any chance at playoffs would require a lot of hard work and perseverance.

All of a sudden, the squad came out the next game, beyond looking like a whole new team, and finished the last 12 games 10-2.

Fast forward to May 1, and baseball is now 15-16-1 and hours away from its first playoff game at 7 p.m. against Lake Travis.

“We had some injuries early, and we just weren’t finishing games,” head coach Chad Koehl said. “During spring break, we practiced finishing games and putting more game scenarios into practice, and the guys bought into it.”

Lake Travis will be a tough opponent, as it finished its season 27-3 and currently is ranked eighth in the state. They are led by Aidan Babinski, the eighth best pitcher in Texas. Game one will be at Lake Travis, two at Incarnate Word, and three, if necessary, will be at SV.

“Our main game plan is just going in and throwing strikes,” Koehl said. “Lake Travis is an extremely talented team, so we just got to go in there and throw strikes and put the ball in play offensively.”

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