By: Jon Helsabeck – June 1, 2021
-Green Wave, ‘Ram’med early in opener-
In America, for over a century and a half, generations have loved baseball. We’ve experienced heroes and heartbreak. This game has offered so much from so many. And always, to high school players, a state championship has meant the world. Tonight, two champions, one from the Lower State and one from the Upper State, stepped inside the lines to decide one champion. A singular focus dialed in. Growing up, each kid dreamed of this. The glow of the lights, the thrill of the first pitch, thriving under pressure and the drama to come. After all that occurred in 2020, we’ve arrived here a year later. As a marvelous man once exclaimed, ‘in a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened!’ The game of baseball endures, and this year, it means as much as ever. The ‘Rams’ – The ‘Green Wave’ – Game One of the 5A State Championship Series!