CCS Baseball Team Carrying 23-2 Regular Season Record Into District Tournament
Chattanooga-(WDEF) The Chattanooga Christian baseball team has put together one of the best regular season records in our area going 23-2.
Now the Chargers are hoping to maintain their high level of play in the post-season, where they’ll try to advance to the state tournament for the first time in over ten years.
Chargers coach Joel Johnson felt his team had potential this season, but he wasn’t expecting 23-2.
"23-2 is pretty high expectations. We’ve won five games I believe in our last at-bat, including one down four with two outs."
Said pitcher Zach Mercer,"It brings me so much joy to have great success like we have enjoyed. It’s a whole lot of fun."
Reporter-"How much confidence does this team have right now?"
Said Mercer,"I would say we have quite a bit. Knowing what we have accomplished and knowing what we can accomplish. I think everybody is on the same page as to where our ultimate goal is."
It’s easy for coach to have confidence with the way the Chargers are pitching.
"Our pitching has been very, very consistent. Their ERA as a team is under two. That gives you a chance to win every day."
Said catcher Josh Taylor, "We’re hitting our location. Working off-speeds well. Working our fast ball well. Being very dominant. Letting our defense play. Trying to keep the game short."
Zach Mercer even threw a no-hitter in a 1-0 win over Notre Dame.
"I didn’t even know it was a no-hitter until after the game. Coach Johnson congratulated me on it. I wasn’t really worried about that. I was just worried about winning the game. It was such a close game."
CCS will try to maintain they stellar pitching as they head into the district tournament.
Said Taylor,"We start basically a new season on Friday. Zero-zero. We hope to just keep competing. Keep winning hopefully."