DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — With the school record for most wins in a season and riding a season-high 10-game winning streak, the Providence Christian Eagles are looking to win their first Class 3A state title in baseball.
“I don’t know that we could be more excited,” head coach Casey Smith said. “I’m just really happy for the guys, you know, they’ve worked really hard the past few years, not just this year, but the last few years with this goal in mind. They’ve gone about it the right way, and I’m just really happy that they’re going to get to experience what it’s like to play for a final.”
Before getting in their cars to go to Montgomery, friends and family of the team lined the outside of the bus that the team took to wish them good luck.
“Every day we see them, and they’re like congratulations to y’all on making it to state, good luck to y’all, hope y’all bring it home,” center-field/pitcher David Warren said. “It’s just awesome to have that whenever you see everybody, and everybody’s behind you. It’s just something cool to be, to happen like that.”
Warren said that the team is ready to get out and play,
“We had the opportunity in football, but we came up a little short,” Warren said. “But just knowing that we’re going to be able to be there and play for something that we’ve never done before in baseball, it’s going to be awesome to represent our school and our fans and everything and our hometown.”
Smith said that they feel like the pressure is off and no matter what, they’re ready.