PADUCAH, KY-- It's been quite the season for Lone Oak's baseball team. The Flash compiled a 36-5 record, outscoring their opponents by an average of six runs a game. Now they're just one of sixteen teams left in the state playing for a championship, and Sunday, they hit the road for Lexington.
The team met at the high school Sunday evening, packed up the bus and hit the road around 5 PM. Lone Oak will have Monday to practice at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington before their game on Tuesday.
The Flash say they're excited to make the trip to state, but they want more than to make the trip, they want to win. So how much have they been able to mentally prepare for the state championships?
"You can't prepare mentally for this in two days," admitted head coach Geno Miller. "We've been preparing mentally for this for three years by going out of town and playing teams, staying in hotels, trying to play against top level competition. It's a process."
"We've got a pretty good opportunity," said senior infielder Drew Schmitt. "With it being the last year at Lone Oak, we have I think one of the best team's Lone Oak's ever had, so we'll be ready to go."
The Flash will play Central Hardin in the first round of the state tournament Tuesday night at 8:30 PM. Central hardin is the number one ranked team in the state.