WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – On the verge of its sixth straight state championship appearance, Central Catholic will face a Wapahani team that is actually ranked higher than CC.
It’s the number one ranked Raiders versus the number three ranked Knights. Riding a 38 game state tournament winning streak, Central Catholic doesn’t put much stock into what other people think.
“We don’t really care if we are the favorite or the underdog no matter who we are playing. We just have to take care of the same approach and take care of what we can control, and if we do that than usually good things happen,” said head coach Tim Bordenet.
The last time the Knights faced a team ranked higher than they were in the state tournament, they won. CC defeated Frontier 2-0 in last season’s Class 1A sectional championship game.
“Rankings is just a number. We’ve never went off of that in the past. And as far as we are concerned, we are still the team to beat and still the champions, and it’s going to take a lot to beat us. That’s for sure,” said senior pitcher Hayes Cronk.
Senior Evan Kennedy believes his team is ready for the No. one ranked Raiders after a season’s worth of games and practices.
“You know, I don’t think it really matters to our guys. We are just going to go out there and play our best and play like we’ve been practicing all year. I know they have a few good pitchers and they are a pretty solid team up and down the lineup, so it will be a good game,” said Kennedy.