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Wakulla Christian baseball heads south to 2A State Finals

Posted at 12:25 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 00:25:32-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fl. (WTXL) - Two high school baseball teams in the Big Bend have punched their ticket to Fort Myers for State. Wakulla Christian is up first, playing in the 2A State Semifinals on Wednesday.

The Saints pulled out of Crawfordville Tuesday, and in just their third Varsity season, the Saints are in the final four for the second time. Last year, they finished State Runner-up, and they're looking to take what they learned last year to not leave empty handed this time around.

"We're not going down there to come back the State Runners-up," said head coach Bubba Dempsey. "We are going down there to win at all cost. These kids battle and if we get in a dogfight with them, I like our chances."

"Last year we just got the taste of it, but this year we want the whole thing," added junior Seth Dudley, who injured his arm and can't pitch this week, but can still hit for the Saints. "We really know what we're doing now. Going in last year, we had no clue what it looked like, but this year, we do. We have a little experience underneath us this year."

The Saints play Seacrest Country Day Wednesday at 4. If they win, the play the winner of Real Life Christian and Miami Christian, who beat them last year for the State title, on Thursday.