Tattnall Square travels to Tiftarea this weekend eyeing third straight state title
But at Tattnall lately, if you haven’t won a state title, you’re underachieving.
“Just being on the team, you’re expected to win,” senior Taylor Ferringer says.
The Trojans have won seven titles in all, including the last two. They hope to add a 2014 banner after this weekend when they meet Tiftarea in the 3A title series. Unlike the last two championships when Tattnall played at home, they’ll be the away team this time.
“You can say it’s tougher, but still, you play baseball like we’ve played all our lives,” senior Dakota Long says. “It’s playing a baseball game. The intensity will still be there.”
How’s this for intense? In last week’s semifinals, the Trojans beat Southland 11-0 and 13-0. Both games were actually shortened to five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.
“It’s taking the right approach,” head coach Joey Hiller says. “As long as we’re doing that, we feel like we’re going to put up some runs.”
The end of their season also marks the end of Tattnall’s time in the GISA, a fact that makes the Trojans want this one even more.
“We did this last year, so we know how it feels,” Ferringer says. “We just come out here with the same intensity that we did last year and expect to win it.”
Games 1 and 2 are Friday at Tiftarea, starting at 4:30. Game 3, if needed, is set for 2:30 Saturday.
Another middle Georgia team, the Trinity Christian-Dublin Crusaders, will play for the GISA’s 2A title this weekend when they clash with Piedmont.