Chesapeake, VA (WAVY) - On Tuesday night, the Great Bridge High School baseball and softball teams punched their tickets to the state tournament semi-finals. Not since 2005 has a school managed to send two teams to the semis, something Kirk Clayton found a little surprising.
"I was a little surprised," said the Wildcats head softball coach, "I know baseball has a lot of talented kids and we have a lot of talented kids. So it's great to have both teams go up north." Clayton and the softball team captured their last state championship in 2009, while the baseball team is looking for their first crown since 2011.
"You know, when we had heard that (the softball team) had won right before the start of our game, we certainly wanted to make it 2-for-2," said head baseball coach Sean Townsend.
If both teams can win two more games and celebrate state championships, they would be the first since John R. Tucker High School in 1981 a triple-A softball and baseball team captured a state title.
"It would be a happy bus ride (back)," commented Townsend. "That would be awesome," added Clayton, "I think our principle Ms. Porter would be very happy."
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