The Moore American

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March 20, 2013

SaberCats on roller-coaster

MOORE — Southmoore looking to make run at state championship

Coming off a strong run to the postseason last year, Southmoore came into 2013 with high expectations. At times, it has shown it is ready to exceed those expectations, but they are still learning.

“I feel that it has been kind of a roller coaster type season,” Southmoore coach Craig Troxell said. “Anytime you have young players and a small senior class, there will be some inconsistent play. Overall, I feel that we have made some progress and we are finding out who can play at a high level.”

The SaberCats have come into Spring Break with a 7-4 record and are ranked No. 4 in the state. It’s coming off a 12-6 loss to No. 1 Carl Albert (5A) March 12. Three of the Cats four defeats have come against teams ranked in the top-10.

“We are looking good,” senior Tre Edwards said. “We show times where we can be one of the state contenders, we are a young team with a lot of talent. I think you will see a more consistent team after this break is over.”

According to Troxell, Edwards has been one of Southmoore’s most consistent players this year. The University of Arkansas signee is batting .541, with 14 doubles, one triple, and 20 RBIs.

“I just want to have fun, enjoy the season and win the state tournament,” Edwards said. “If we don’t accomplish that I know I’ve had a blast the last four years in high school. My goals are to all-state and be a high school all-American.”

Edwards is one of six seniors on the team. That also includes pitcher Nick Ward, who has signed to play football and baseball at Wofford College. But it’s been two others players who have really surprised the coaching staff with their play so far this season.

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