May 10, 2004
Leesburg-- It was almost as if the Lee County Trojans didn't know what hit them. A year ago the East Coweta Indians came down to Trojan Field in the second round of the playoffs and left with a two game sweep.
"It's on their mind. They remember it and they want to atone for that and go a lot deeper. Hopefully our goal right now is to win ten more," head coach Rob Williams said.
Like Lee County, the Indians play in a region that from top to bottom can compete with anyone in the state, as they proved by going on to play for the 5-A title.
"That is an outstanding region, very competitive. Their top five teams can play with anybody in the state and we know that," Williams added.
And now the Trojans get set to face another region four team right out of the box. And you can bet the two time defending region one-5-A champs will be ready for anything the Fayette County Tigers can throw at them.
"There is a sense that we can't let what happened last year happen again, because we feel like we should've gone all the way last year and we feel real strongly about going all the way this year," senior Jack Stripling said. "We're definitely ready. I mean we've seen some good pitching already this year and we're definitely ready," senior David McCool said.
At 24-2, the Trojans have been atop the state rankings the entire year, but this senior laden group knows from experience that can all vanish if they don't take care of business on the field.
"You know they (East Coweta) came and beat us and we thought we had a good shot last year. But that means we have to work harder this year than what we did last year so that gives us a good drive towards our goal (of winning a state title)," senior Justin Hall said.
Lee County and Fayette County will open up their best of three game series with a doubleheader Thursday at 5pm in Leesburg. If necessary the third and final game of the series will be Friday at 5pm.
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