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Byng Pirates sailing into state tournament for third straight spring

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BYNG, OK --  The Byng Pirates will be gunning for their 17th baseball title this Thursday.

They've made it three straight springs to the elite eight, but haven't been able to win a spring championship since 2001.

All the pirates on the ship are plenty experienced though, as they continually make the state tournament in the fall as well.

With all that said, they are fired up about the possibility of ending their program's 13 year drought.

"That's the goal. I mean anything less than that is really going to be a heartbreaker. So that's what we're shooting for, bring one back to Byng," senior pitcher and Oklahoma State signee Reid wall said.

"Any time you win a state championship, I mean it's a once in a lifetime deal, kids will make memories that will last a lifetime and that's what I told them, you know, this week you're going to make a memory win or lose. It's just up to you to determine how that memory is going to be," head coach Shawn Streater added.

They'll play Checotah at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Edmond Santa Fe High School.