Apr 22, 2013 9:30 PM by Drew Collins - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Flour Bluff softball program is in the midst of its 19th season, and the Lady Hornets have never won a playoff game.
Flour Bluff finished the regular season with a 19-8 record, which should be considered a successful year. But one more win, and it would be considered the best season in school history.
"We're talking about it, but we're also taking it game by game," pitcher Michelle Revels said. "We're making school history with every win we've gotten. We've been doing good all season and we're just a great team that comes out and competes every time."
The Lady Hornets have advanced to the postseason for the fourth time in program history. Last year was one of those four; however, it was not a great experience for Flour Bluff. A 10-0 loss to Mercedes turned into another quick exit.
"Having that little taste of almost being past the first round is making us want more," pitcher Sarah Enriquez said.
The team is confident that a repeat of last year's first-round performance won't happen again. This group is no stranger to winning. Five of the Lady Hornets were a part of the U-12 ASA National Championship team - the Killer Beez. Four years later, one more win will put their names in another record book.
"Last year everyone was kind of timid and scared and a year experience we're all ready now," infielder Ryley Beauregard said. "The team were playing is a good team, they all hit the ball and play good defense so we have to come out hungry and ready to play."
That team is Mission Vets. A win on Friday night on their home diamond -- and this will be the best softball team in Flour Bluff school history.
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