Wapakoneta’s baseball team will make its first-ever appearance in the state baseball tournament at 10 a.m. Thursday against West Holmes.
Crestview’s softball team will make its 10th appearance in the state softball tournament at 12:30 p.m. Thursday against Strasburg-Franklin.
Wapak’s baseball team has no seniors. Crestview’s softball team has nine seniors and most of them played in the state championship game last year, losing to Strasburg-Franklin 3-1.
The rule of thumb is always experience wins out. But sometimes young, talented players don’t really care what you put in front of them. Of course they’re not playing each other and could both win or lose. But it’s interesting that with four area baseball/softball teams playing in state this weekend, the two right out of the gate are so contrasting. Or maybe it’s just me.