MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - The Centennial League landed six baseball teams in state tournaments. Among them is Manhattan, the number one seed in 6A.
The Indians are laced with senior leadership this year. Coach Don Hess hopes the experience will pay dividends over the next few days.
"Obviously, the pressure gets a little bit bigger because we’re at that point now where if you lose you go home," Hess said. "You just hope that you’re as lucky as you are good at this point in the year and hopefully get some good pitching and a couple of guys at the plate that can carry you, and if you can do that you can be successful."
Senior shortstop Jacob Biller said the team knows what they need to do to win the title.
"We’ve been preaching it the whole year," Biller said. "Everybody wants it, everybody’s hungry. We’re just going into it with the same mindset - we want it, we’re confident for it, but we know we need to work for it."
Manhattan faces the eighth seed and fellow Centennial League member Junction City in their opening game Thursday in Lawrence.