And then there were two.
Bethlehem Christian and David Emanuel will battle for a state championship beginning Friday as the two schools are the last two standing in the GISA Class A baseball playoffs.
The Knights, who are 19-5-1 overall, defeated Crisp Academy in the semifinals (see related story in today’s edition) while the David Emanuel Eagles advanced by eliminating Fullington in two games.
“Our goal all season has been to play for state,” BCA first baseman Ramon Rivera said. “It will be a great experience and one we are all looking forward to.”
While pleased with how his team performed in the anticipated rematch with Crisp Academy in the finals, Knights coach Nick Pou said it is not time to celebrate just yet.
“By the time we go back to practice, that series will have been forgotten,” said Pou. “This team has done a great job of focusing on the task at hand. We were ready to play against Crisp and I have no doubt we will be ready to face David Emanuel in the finals. A team doesn’t reach the finals without being good and having quality players. We have to be ready to compete, just like we have all season.”