The Mercer County baseball team graduated one of, if not the, most talented group of seniors in school history. That doesn’t mean this year’s team doesn’t expect to get the team back to the state tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.
The Titans graduated the winningest group of seniors the school has ever seen. That group appeared in three consecutive state tournaments from 2011-13, which included two state championship appearances in 2011 and 2013.
Even with the loss of such a talented group, Mercer County Head Coach Jeremy Shope is excited about the potential his team has this season.
“That group had been to two state championship games and been to the state tournament three times. It was a special group,” said Shope. “But, you know, I think the tradition that they have started is just going to carry over to these younger guys. I think where our program is now, our goal is always to win the 12th Region and get back to the state tournament. We have proven that if you can just get there some good things can happen.”
In order for the Titans to get back to the state tournament, Shope thinks the team will have to rely on the senior presence of Layne Peavler, who sat out all of last season with a leg injury.
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