Lynn Haven, FL---For the Mosley Dolphins, the trip is on.
Coach Todd Harless and his Mosley baseball team loading up a bus around 6 am Monday morning and heading south.
Their first stop, Tampa, where they had a 1 o'clock workout at the University of South Florida. After that was over they got back on the bus and finished the trip into Fort Myers.
They'll practice again there Tuesday in advance of Wednesday's 6A state semifinal game against Tampa King.
This is Mosley's first trip to State in more than a decade, so for these players, all this is uncharted territory. There is however one exception to that statement, it's Logan Quimuyog.
"Yeah I was actually the bat boy back in 2002 when they won State so it's pretty cool for me to get my own ring and do it for our team. So I'm excited to go back again. It's definitely been motivation to get back there. I have the ring at my house that says "bat boy" on it. I look at it every day and I can't wait to say Logan Quimuyog, first base on it. So it's a good feeling."
For coach Todd Harless, this is a new experience as well, though he's been a part of championship teams before.
"It's special as a high school coach there's no doubt. It's something you work towards. I've told our guys I've been lucky enough to win a ring or two as a coach. And I want them to get that feeling. But this is my first time as a head coach, going to a high school event like this, to be able to win a ring, so it is a special."
The Dolphins have played on the road this entire postseason with wins at Pace, at Crestview and at Jacksonville Middleburg, so they're road tested.
The school does have a "spirit bus" leaving from the school Tuesday. Again the game Wednesday set for one o'clock eastern at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.