HONAKER, Va. -- The high school sports season is down to a pair of teams for us in the Tri-Cities region. Virginia High's baseball team advanced to state on Friday, and Honaker did it Saturday night.
For the Tigers, it's a chance to do something extremely special. Honaker is 24-0 as they head to state, and they've been able to get the job done both on the mound and at the plate.
They score runs, and in the past two games, a couple of the most important ones of the year, they've thrown a shut out to win.
"All fifteen of us have faith in each other, and we know that whoever it's hit to we can field the ball and make the play," said senior catcher Jake Mitchell. "Whoever's pitching, we have confidence in them. Hunter Meade he did an excellent job. I texted him as soon as I woke up, and I asked him, 'Are you ready to go today?' He was like, 'Yes sir. I'm ready to go."
Honaker won the state championship back in 2011 when this year's seniors were freshmen. Head Coach Tom Harding has 597 career wins.