DEXTER – The Tigers are looking for their first Class C North title since 2011.
“Even after we went out to lunch and I could not eat, I was just like ‘oh my gosh I can’t believe we just won, I can’t believe we just did that’ I was just so excited for the next game I could have played that night, I just want to win right now,” said senior Avery Herrick of her win over Bucksport.
After mowing through Fort Kent and Bucksport, Dexter has a date with Narraguagas and their power pitcher Lanie Perry in the Class C North championship game.
“We’ve been trying to set up our pitching machine to time up her speed, she throws a lot of rise balls, works the zone up and down, so we’ve been trying to mimic that in preparation for her,” said head coach Jason Hardy.
Even when they’re stuck inside the gym due to rain for possibly their final practice of the season Hardy said his team is excited to still be playing, “all week the girls have been excited to go chase a championship tomorrow night in Brewer.”
Narraguagas will have their own pitcher to prepare for; Herrick has been solid for the Tigers all season, including a shutout against Bucksport in the semifinals.
“I’m feeling excited, I just know I can do it from support from my pitching coach…and I’m just excited to show what he taught me and to show what I can do,” said Herrick.
They feel like they’re prepared to weather the storm even with the new found pressure of this stage of the playoffs, “there’s jitters for sure, all of us, we’re all nervous but I feel very excited, as a team I hope we got out and play just like we did in Bucksport ’cause I feel like if we play like that we can beat any team,” said Herrick.
Dexter is scheduled to face No. 1 Narraguagas Wednesday at 6:30 at Coffin Field in Brewer.