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Timothy Fitzgerald and Jared Hasik
combined for six home runs at the
state tournament, and the effort was
not lost on the players themselves,
“To hit six home runs in four games,
that’s pretty impressive,” Hasik said.
The two weren’t new to big games.
As 8-year-olds, they advanced to the
Midwest Regional only to struggle in
“We didn’t play very well, and it was
humid,” Fitzgerald said.
This time the Midwest Regional is
in Lamar, Colo., with a climate
similar to Liberal.
And they have a team of strong
support that has improved since that
trip four years ago.
Edwin Pineda was six for nine at the
state tournament. Stevie Lira was
seven for 14 and pitched 12 strong
Angel Archuletta threw two runners
out at second.
“Our goal is to get to the World
Series,” Hasik said.
“We can do it,” Fitzgerald added.