Brentwood looks for 2nd straight state title on the diamond

By: Jake Young Email
By: Jake Young Email

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Last year, Brentwood unseated region rival Edmund Burke, taking the GISA AA state baseball championship just a year after the Spartans did the same.

Now, it's a best out of three for the senior heavy squads.

Each one has a title. Now they play each other for one more to wrap up the high school sports year in the CSRA.

For the Eagles, this year has been a continued run of dominance that started at the beginning of last year. They didn't lose a game in the 2012 playoffs, and they haven't yet this year.

In fact, the Eagles have won 56 of their past 60 games the last two years, a number even the players can't believe.

"56 out of 60," said senior Dalton Veal. "That's a huge number, a huge number. But it's not going to be huge unless we finish off these last two games right here. It still means a lot, though."

Junior Nick Pullen added, "58 out of 62. That's what we need. I didn't know it was that high, but that's something to be proud of. That's something that you can always look back at and tell your grandchildren or whoever. That's something to be proud of."

It definitely won't be easy against one of their biggest rivals, Edmund Burke. The players on these teams have known each other for years, and their two meetings this season have both been one-run wins for Brentwood.

Ask the Eagles, though, and this is the match up they want for the title.

Veal said, "Ever since I've been in lower school, whether it be football or basketball, everything, Edmund Burke's been a good rival. To finish it off beating a good rival would be a good way to leave this place right here. Them winning state in 2011, us winning state in 2012 and now us going at it in 2013, it's just going to be big."

Game one of the three game series is Friday at 4:30. Game two is Saturday at Noon.


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