While North will try to advance to state from its home field, Norman High is taking to the road, where the Tigers will meet Yukon at 11 a.m. today in the first round. With a number of starters still out with injury, coach Pete Sangirardi said his team is using the week of practice to make sure they’re ready to go with the pieces they do have.
“We have the guys we have and we’re going to be careful about bringing anyone back who hasn’t been out there in a month,” he said. “We’re working to all be on the same page with the guys we have when we head up there.”
The Tigers have fought to stay above .500 all year long. Sangirardi said the team has come a long way from a season ago in his first year at the helm, and they are looking for a playoff run to show for it. NHS has won six of its last 10 games and has averaged more than 10 runs in each of those wins, while scoring just 16 combined runs in the four losses.
“We’ve been playing well at times, but we’re having trouble hitting,” Sangirardi said. “So we need to keep playing like we have, but the sticks need to show up a little bit more.”
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