Collinsville baseball in regional finals for first time since 1999
COLLINSVILLE, Texas (KTEN) - For the first time since 1999 the Collinsville Pirates are five rounds deep in the playoffs.
After a doubleheader sweep against Bosqueville last Thursday, they're now just two wins away from a trip to Round Rock.
"It's so exciting," said Collinsville head coach Derrick Jenkins. "We wanted to be here at this point. We wanted to be in the fifth round with a chance to go to Austin. For us to be here and to do it against Bosqueville, who lets be honest has been a name in this state for the last three years... It's huge for our guys confidence wise."
The Pirates are a perfect 8-0 in the playoffs so far, sweeping every best of three series so far.
"We're really just coming together as a team and completing all the goals we need to do and just moving on from game to game," said junior Landon Carpenter.
"When we score runs, it just adds another level of confidence that we may not have had going into the first or second innings," said Logan Jenkins. "I think that's the most important part, just scoring runs, helping each other out on both sides of the ball. I think that's what helped us win all year."
Game one of the series against Tolar will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Chisholm Trail High School. Game Two will be Thursday ta 5 p.m. If a game three is needed it will follow minutes after game two ends.