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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Shreve goes for a record

The 2006 Captain Shreve Gators baseball team set the bar pretty high for anyone in the state. Thirty-seven wins will do that. Those 37 wins accumulated by the Gators are a state record.

As we know, records are made to be broken. Few probably would have thought that record would be an endangered one 365 days after it was set. Even fewer would have predicted that same school would be the one to do it.

But that's where Captain Shreve circa 2007 stands. After Thursday's 6-3 victory over Breaux Bridge in the Class 4A semifinals, Shreve's record is 37-3, the same record it ended 2006 with.

The Gators lost seven starters from last season's squad. They lost players like Phillip Freeman, who set a school record for RBIs and was second in single-season stolen bases. They lost pitchers like Zach Johnson and John Anderson. Anderson tied the school record for wins last season.

Yet, here they stand one win away from more history -- and more importantly a second straight state title.

Impressive? Definitely. Surprising? Only slightly.


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