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Eagle State bound for softball and baseball

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 00:13:12-04

The High School sports season has reached State competition for both softball and baseball.  Eagle High School has both teams in the state tournament but both arrived there in different directions. 

For the Eagles baseball team they make into the State Tournament with a 19-7 record and by the way just one home run on the season.  Their fellow classmates out on the softball field check in with 63 home runs on the season and perfect 26-0 record.

“At times we feel pressure but I think we hand that pressure really well the way our team chemistry works,” said, Martha Tooley Eagle Softball 3rd baseman.

Both teams enter in with confidence.  For the boys, it's their speed that will carry them forward and for the ladies their sticking with the bat and their national ranking of the number one team in the country according to MaxPreps.

“The one real exception thing is running and then our pitching staff with Elijah Shubert kind of leads the way having one dominant guy,” said, Frank Wright, Eagle Head Baseball Coach.

“When they won it the other day I texted Coach Wright to congratulate him and he's like hey you hit five in one game and we have only hit one this entire season maybe we should take a trade,” said, Nicole Rollins Eagles Head Softball Coach.

Both are eyeing a deep title run.  The lady Mustangs are going for their second straight state championship, whereas the boys were the runners-up in 2014.  Both want to make history as neither team has both won state in the same year.

"it would be awesome since we both have won districts i think it would be awesome,” Rachel Menlove, Eagle softball catcher.

"It’s a different feeling this year than it was that year that we played for that state title.  This year was kind of a slow start but we finally came together as a team, playing for a state title is one of the most incredible things it's the best feeling in the world."

The State tournament begins this Thursday for the Eagle Boys and they face off against Meridian at Memorial Stadium.  For the girls, they head to Bonneville High in Idaho Falls putting their perfect 26-0 record on the line against a familiar team the Mountain View Mavericks that is scheduled to start on Friday.