MATAS | Silver Creek heads to state in style
Fans lined the streets of Sellersburg to send the Silver Creek High School baseball team off to the state championship game
SELLERSBURG, IN. (WDRB) -- Silver Creek High School's baseball team got quite the escort out of town on Friday.
The Dragons are playing in the state championship for the first time ever and the Sellersburg wanted to send the team off in style.
The streets were lined with fans and Silver Creek's bus received a police escort out to I-65 before heading north to Indianapolis where they will play Andrean in the 3A state championship game on Saturday evening.
"The community has been great," said head coach Joe Decker. "We've had a lot of support. It's exciting for the guys and I think they're ready to play. But our community has been amazing. I think it's kind of one of those things where our guys want to win it for them too as well as for themselves."
The Dragons have already made school history by making it to the title game but they also want to be the first baseball team ever to bring a state championship trophy back to the school.
"That's pretty crazy. Especially since I'm a senior and this is my last year," said Silver Creek OF/P Ryan Sierota. "Kind of end with a bang. It's a pretty cool experience just to go and make history and do something that nobody has ever done before."
Silver Creek practiced at Franklin High School on their way to Indianapolis and then watched some of the 4A championship game at Victory Field. The Dragons take on Andrean Saturday at 5.
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