RATTAN, OK -- Two-time defending champion Rattan heads into the state tournament with a shot at a three-peat.
They've had a spring to remember holding on to a No. 2 ranking in the class, achieving a 27-7 record while not losing a game in three weeks.
Things have changed quite a bit from last spring, as they have a new head coach and lost 6 starters to graduation.. But the expectations and tradition stays the same for the Rams.
"It's just something new every year. And we know what it's like to win one and that's a really great feeling and we want to always have that feeling," head coach Michael Clay said.
"Really we never lost that idea. You know, coming right off that season we knew we were going to have a good team, good group, you know we've got some talent. We believed we were going to be competitive again," senior catcher Mark Baze added.
First pitch in their quarterfinal game Thursday, 6:30 p.m. at Dolese Park.