The varsity baseball team (23-9-1) finished second in the district behind New Braunfels Canyon and will face Georgetown (16-7-1) in the first round of UIL playoffs. The series kicks off at home, tonight at 7:30 p.m. before the Tigers travel north for the second game on Friday in Georgetown. If a third game is necessary, Dripping Springs will host game three on Saturday.
The team has high expectations for the post season after last year’s season was cancelled entirely. The Tigers hope to rely on their collective strength as a squad that has played together for years.
“We’ve all played baseball since we were nine and been on the same teams and known each other,” senior Dylan Wolfe said. “We all kind of have our own personality, but we all just kind of meshed together really well. I mean, like, we’ve known each other forever.”
With a new perspective and appreciation for this opportunity, the Tigers look to set the tone for a drive to the state tournament tonight against Georgetown.
“I would love to just to kind of blow it out with a great ending season,” Wolfe said. “I’m hoping we can be successful going to playoffs, but most of all, just, I kind of enjoy each moment and want to be able to look back and feel really proud of everything we’ve done.”
photo by Erich Burmeister