Thirty-five games from now, I have a feeling Cedric will be a different pitcher than he is now.
I just worked my heart out today because I'm a senior and this is my last chance to get to state. That's my goal and that's where I want to end my season.
We have quite a few returning seniors, that's for sure. It just seems like over the last eight years any time we've had a senior-dominated group much like this one, we've always had a pretty successful season.
We're not used to playing in tournaments or playing 9 a.m. games this early in the season. Tony changes speeds and throws strikes. With him pitching the way he did, going the distance, that put us in the best position possible down the road, including this afternoon.
So far, the pitching has been very good. The hitters are still getting their timing down. The pitching has remained consistent and we are scoring enough to win and getting some timely hits.
Our guys are playing with a lot of confidence right now. They've been waiting for this season for a long time.
Tony is an all-day tough kid. We have a lot of confidence in him to get out of those tough situations. I'm not surprised he came through today.
We've been preaching steal, steal, steal. Cedric did a nice job. He's got a quick move, and we were seeing live competition for the first time. We will get that corrected.