The season came to an end for the Legacy baseball team as the Broncos fell to Sulfur Springs in the area round of the postseason.
Legacy defeated Dallas Kimball in its bi-district round series, and coach David Walden said his team did not come up short against Sulfur Springs for a lack of effort.
“Friday night, the pitcher from Sulfur Springs was really on and pitched an incredible game,” Walden said. “I think we were a little over-matched that night. I think we only hit two balls out of the infield. Then the second game, Daniel Drzycimski pitched one of the best games I have ever seen him pitch, and we beat them 1-0. He just did an awesome job of keeping them off balance, and the defense played well behind him.
“The game was tied at four in the third game, and we were played right with them, and then I think the pressure may have gotten to us, because we made three errors. But it was an incredible series and an incredible year.”
While Walden said he is pleased with the fact that his team made the postseason and won a playoff series, the loss in the area round is a tough pill to swallow.
“We're still sick about it,” Walden said. “We really invest a lot in our kids, and our kids really invest a lot in the team. We certainly had hopes of going a lot further than what we did, and it was just one of those weekends where we couldn't get anything to drop in, or we'd still be playing.”
Walden said the Legacy baseball team will be losing 11 seniors from this year's program.
“They've meant everything,” Walden said. “We lost 12 seniors last year, and all of these seniors waited their turn. There were so many seniors last year, they had to, and they were great troopers and great team players, and when it was their turn, they certainly stepped up and did an awesome job for us.”
Walden said that things do appear to be shaping up well for next season in spite of all the players leaving.
“We have a catcher and pitcher that are back next year,” Walden said. “The JV was very good this year, and we had a number of juniors on the varsity this year that I would certainly think would step up and have a big year next year. We look for great things from Legacy next year.”
Walden said that he really hopes that his team takes away a couple of things from this season.
“I hope we became best friends,” Walden said. “I hope that they also realize that hard work and commitment does pay off and that the friendships that should develop in this kind of situation, did.”