That element is absent this season, but has yet to cost head coach Charlie Dragum's squad, now 19-2, and winners of 12 straight games going back to spring break.
"No hitting, good pitching, good defense," Dragum
said with a wary smile following the game, trophy ceremony, and a talk with his
"We're trying just to manufacture runs.
We'd like to be about smashing balls out of the park, but that's not us."
squad to the UCLA
baseball team that won the 2013 College World Series despite a lower than normal batting average in comparison to their postseason competitors.
"You always want to win trophies," Dragum
noted, emphasizing the importance of the 4A South Region title even though both participants had already earned spots in Friday's 4A State Championship Semifinals.
"There's no guarantees about winning.
has a well-rested ace in Derek Casey, who this past week turned down a lucrative offer by the Chicago Cubs to be drafted in the upper rounds of Major League Baseball's annual draft, then found himself drafted anyway in the 22nd round by the St. Louis Cardinals.