NORFOLK, VA (WAVY) - Needless to say, practice for the Warhill High School baseball team has been pretty fun over the past week. The Lions, with a record of 20-4, are the first boys team in school history to make it to a state tournament.
And if their record over the past 12 games means anything, they may be hanging around a little longer, considering they haven't lost in 12 straight outings. "Everybody didn't really notice our baseball team, but this year, they've definitely noticed us," said senior pitcher Michael Brumfield, who was named the district and region Player of the Year.
Brumfield is 10-1 as the team's starting pitcher, which also earned him first-team All District and first-team All Region. Right alongside him are six seniors, who've been just as hungry and just as determined to make it to the state tournament.
"For them to achieve that and to set that benchmark that other teams will want to strive for is a very good thing for our school," said Warhill Head Coach Joe Henzel. The Lions need only three more wins to be crowned kings of the state.
"I'm getting cold chills just thinking about it," said a smiling senior catcher Blake Wills, "It's just one of those things you think of when you're T-ball or little league." Warhill gets to host their first round game against Woodgrave.
They've so far enjoyed all the perks of winning the district tournament and the region tournament championshp; a couple dog-piles and a lot of pictures from the parents. Henzel made sure the parents knew the next pictures taken will be the best ones.
"I told our parents," said Henzel, "the next time we come out with the cameras, it's going to be state champs."
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