Thursday, June 12, 2008

Homestead Spartan Baseball Team State Finals Saturday "Homestead’s baseball team erupted for six runs in the top of the fifth inning to come back from a 3-0 deficit and oust No. 5 Crown Point from the postseason, stunning the Bulldogs 7-4 in the title game of the Class 4A Lafayette Jefferson Semistate on Monday at Loeb Stadium. The payoff: the Spartans’ first trip to a state championship game."

I spent four years watching Homestead baseball, as Tony played for Coach Keith Potter during his high school career, and we had some pretty good teams. But the sectional was as far as the boys could go.

So it's exciting to us -- if sadly ironic -- that the team is headed to state.

So exciting that we're making the trip down to cheer the boys on. I don't think Tony will wear his letter jacket or anything, but we might be able to scare up a few HHS baseball caps.

(And I can't complete this post without mentioning that while Tony never won a state championship in baseball, he did win two in band. [His older sister won three.] So we know how exciting state championships are, in anything.)

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