Early Practice Helping Anson Tigers Prepare for State

By David Robinett | drobinett@ktab.tv, Brad Cesak

Published 06/02 2014 09:14PM

Updated 06/03 2014 06:03PM

The Anson Tigers are making school history this year with their 1st appearance in the state baseball tournament.

Anson earned that berth by dethroning the 4-time defending regional champion and rival Stamford Bulldogs.

The series clinching game against Stamford started at noon, and they were on the practice field bright and early on Monday morning in an effort to get the players ready for Wednesday's noon start at the state tournament.

Coach Mario Estrada said "We're just trying to get into the routine. Anything to try and help us out when we get down there."

Andrew Norwood said "It helps us get a head start. It helps uys to get everything organized so we know what to do, like all the errors that we made, and just to get ready."

Matt Villanueva said "It kind of helps us with our routine. It just kind of makes it familiar for us because practicing early this is what time we're going to go out and warm up at the field and get ready at the field and playing at noon on Saturday kind of helped us because it's kind of the same routine that we'll be doing down in Round Rock. So, it helps us a lot just to have that routine and be familiar with it."

The Tigers 1st state tournament appearance starts at noon on Wednesday against Flatonia in Round Rock. This is Flatonia's 4th appearance.

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