Our guys have put in a lot of work into weightlifting, summer and fall ball to get to this point. Now, hopefully, we'll relax and play, and play well.

He has the pedigree, but he needs the opportunity.

I have a lot of friends who have never been to the state championship game. To get to one is fortunate and to get there more than once, well, you just have to appreciate your good fortune. We've got another great team this season.

I think if you talk to the guys in the minors you'll find out it usually a matter of timing. Without a doubt, at 18, he was the smartest player I ever had. He knows the game.

It's all about momentum. Mountain Pointe is playing its best baseball right now. We know it and they know it.