Lynn Haven, FL---Coming off a stellar 23-2 regular season and one year removed from a trip to the state finals, the Mosley Dolphins look poised to make another deep run after a title.
But the 'Fins know none of their success this season matters unless they make their district final and clinch a spot in the state championships.
"We've had a great regular season record, but that doesn't mean anything because one loss and we could be out of it," said left fielder Brady Bell. "We've just gotta keep doing what we've been doing and we'll be successful"
"You try to get everyone to play like it's your last game you're ever gonna play," said center fielder Bowen McGuffin. "I try to tell everyone before every game, 'play like this is your last game, play your hardest, play the best you can every play, and just hustle your heart out."
"It takes a lot of experience, so I feel like that definitely helps a lot," said pitcher Andrew Deramo. "I think it will help the younger kids, too, just seeing us a little more confident out there. I think they'll play better. I think as a team, we'll just play a lot better."
The Dolphins will play Bay Tuesday at 7 pm, after the Tornadoes defeated Gulf Breeze 6-1 in their district quarterfinal contest on Monday. Before they take the field, two-seed Rutherford plays three-seed Choctaw at 4.