COLLINSVILLE, Texas (KTEN)- The Collinsville Pirate revenge tour will reach its final destination this week as the pirates head down to Round Rock.

And this team is determined not to let last season define its legacy in the maroon and gold.

"Just losing in the seventh inning, watching it bounce of the wall, it was a lot of motivation," junior right fielder Garrett Trevino said.

A 4-3 loss to Harleton in last year's state semifinals has only served as fuel to Collinsville's fire.

"It really feels like a revenge tour," senior designated hitter Landon Carpenter said. "All the work that we've put in all season has come to this time, and we're really excited to play."

And for the second straight year, the Pirates will play at the 2A state tournament down in Round Rock. But it didn't come easy, they had to overcome an 8-2 deficit against Valley Mills in game three of their regional final series last week.

"It was just great to comeback and get that win and go back to state," Carpenter said. "It's really just an exciting experience."

Most of Collinsville's players are back for the second time. Just four players off of last year's team graduated. And that togetherness has proved key.

"You know, to play this long and play after school and do what we've done, you've got to love each other a little bit," head coach Derrick Jenkins said. "I really feel like this group loves each other and has a good time together. They really want to see each other succeed."

A big part of that success has been the pitching duo of Rylan Newman and Logan Jenkins. At one point Jenkins threw 65 and two thirds innings without allowing a run, a new state record.

"Just being able to catch them is special too," sophomore catcher Peyton Davidson said. "They've got great stuff and they make my job pretty easy back there."

But don't be mistaken, the Pirates also have the bats to cause problems after scoring 29 runs in their three-game series against Valley Mills.

"Just one through nine, we're so good at the plate," Coach Jenkins said. "We're so fun to watch. I'm excited to see it the next few days."

Collinsville will face Centerville in the semifinals for the Wednesday at 4:00. And for the Pirates, this week is all about execution.

"For us, it's just getting the nerves calmed down when we get there and trusting what we've done all year," Coach Jenkins said. "I think we've got a chance to win it."

Now come Thursday, Collinsville will hope that chance turns into its first state title in 25 years.

"It would be awesome, just knowing you're a part of one of the two teams to bring back a state championship, Davidson said."

"It's something amazing," Carpenter added. "Getting a state title would mean everything."