Preview: Baseball Faces AC Flora For State on Saturday


Vy Mai, Editor in Chief

The South Pointe Baseball team broke school history by winning district and being Upperstate Champions, and their journey has not ended yet: they are going to the 4A State Championship Series.

The first game of the series will be this upcoming Saturday at AC Flora High School at 2 p.m. The second game will be on Tuesday at South Pointe and a third game will be determined if the score is tied.

There is a lot of pressure for this state game because AC Flora has had previous experience in a championship series and this will be the first time for the Stallions.

When talking about how the team will prepare for this game, Coach Joel Taylor said that “we will continue to prepare like we have since February-talk and work through the fundamentals. We are one unit it’s about us. Got ten different hero’s every game. It’s next man up mentally. Our strength continues to be great defense solid pitching and timely hits.”

Catcher Bo Taylor, who was recently named an All State Player, believes that if we play our brand of baseball, we will win, even if it takes all that we have.

Despite being the unfavored team to win, the baseball team has a positive outlook on winning it all.

“I don’t think it will take anything magical or special for us to win because if we just keep doing what we have been all year, I believe we will come out on top,” said first baseman and pitcher Spencer Bala.

Not only does the baseball team want to win this for themselves, they believe that they owe it to the coaches to bring home a ring.

“Our coaching staff is tremendous and does so much for us day in and day out. To be able to win this for them and be able to make all of their hard work and countless hours pay off would be special,” said Taylor.

The baseball team’s motivation to win on Saturday is to make school history by winning state and believing that they are they best team on the field in every game. The want it to be known that Rock Hill is not only a football city, but also a baseball city.

Shortstop and pitcher Daniel Lipe said,” We’re going to battle and fight the full seven plus innings. A win there would put us right where we want to be Tuesday with a chance to win it all at our place!”