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LCHS baseball, softball head to State


It's a double play for Lubbock Christian High School as the baseball and softball teams both headed to the TAPPS State Tournament in Waco on Thursday.

The coaches are excited to have both programs heading to the State Semifinals. For Baseball Coach Steve Watkins, it's a tremendous accomplishment.

"It's not every year you get to do something like that, where both teams get to travel together to represent their school," Watkins said.

"That makes it doubly special," said softball coach Rick Furr. "Our games are separate times so we'll be able to support each other."

The softball team plays 9 a.m. Friday morning against Bullard Brook Hill. The baseball team meets Colleyville Covenant at 4 p.m. Friday.

Lubbock Christian softball is the only area softball program to ever go to State. The program was formed in 2007. The Lady Eagles soared to State in 2012 and now they're back.

Coach Furr was impressed by the dedication of his team.

"I didn't set this goal early. Midway in the season, I could see the possibility to do this. I've never had a group work so hard to get what they wanted. I didn't plan this, but we're gonna try to go win this thing," Furr said.

The Eagles Baseball team last won the TAPPS State Title in 2007. Coach Watkins says these guys expect to win it this time.

"It's all or none. They don't expect anything less than bringing the hardware home," Watkins said.

Extra Innings Coverage will have highlights of both games on Friday.

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