(Crystal City) The Crystal City Hornets will look to come through on the big stage of the high school playoffs when they host Greenville in the Class 2 state sectionals Monday on KJFF.
Crystal City got hot late last season and won a district championship, but the Hornets suffered a 6-5 loss to Meadow Heights in sectionals to end 2021.
This season has followed a similar script.
Behind the powerful bat of senior Nate Pruneau and the breakout star of freshman pitcher Evan Wolfe, Crystal City has won eight of its last 9 games to improve to 11-7.
Hornets head coach Zach Weiss says the key to turning things around this time was getting focused.
The Greenville Bears are 14-9 and have also won eight of their last nine.
Weiss says they’re a tough challenge, but this group has been waiting to clear the hurdle of a state playoff win since last year.
The Hornets’ last state tournament victory was when they won it all in 2010.
Crystal City looks to move on to the Class 2 quarterfinals Monday afternoon.
Coverage begins with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 4:45 on AM 1400 KJFF.