MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Morgan Academy hasn’t competed for a state championship in baseball since 2004. They’ve also never won a state championship, and on Wednesday they will find themselves in the AAA AISA title game against Pike Liberal Arts.
The team is also powered behind three Auburn signees: Brayton Brown, Gunnar Henderson and David Ducote.
"It'd be a huge deal to close it out and hopefully win a Championship. Pike is really well coached and they've got a lot of talent. They've got some really good arms on the mound that will give us a little bit of trouble and we have to do a good job at having some good swings at the plate," said first year Head Coach Stephen Clements.
The Senators take an unblemished 29-0 record into the AISA title game where they also hope to keep up the dominance at the plate.
“We haven’t been able to see really any teams that put up a power display like we do and I think that’s something that really separates us to help us win games,” Senators third baseman David Ducote said.
“This year we’ve kept ourselves in a lot of games being able to hit the ball and score a lot of runs,” Brayton Brown, the catcher for Morgan Academy, said.
Clutch hitting hasn't been the only help to this team.
“We’ve got a team mascot that we won at the beach. He’s been traveling with us a lot,” said Clements with a smile.
"Cash" is a giant stuffed raccoon they've commandeered as their "rally pet" and has his own seat in the dugout.
“We were down in Gulf Shores and we all decided to put all of the tickets that we won in the arcade together and get us a rally pet and fifteen-thousand tickets later here comes Cash,” Gunnar Henderson explained.
“It’s just another fun aspect that keeps us kinda lively and helps us win some games when he’s in the dugout,” Ducote added.
Morgan Academy and defending state title champs Pike Liberal Arts battle for a title Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. under the watchful eye of Cash.