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Multiple Teams · Bad night fails to diminish what Mountain Ridge baseball has built

It’s funny how time can drastically change perspectives.

When the 10 seniors in the Mountain Ridge baseball program started in the school in fall 2012, the Mountain Lions were coming off two losing seasons. The varsity finished 9-14 in their freshman season.

Tuesday night, they played their final game in the maroon. Now seniors, the Class of 2016 was disgusted that it had an off night and lost 12-3 to Hamilton — in the school’s first appearance in the state title game.

“Since I was a freshman the expectations have changed drastically. I think it’s a huge accomplishment to turn the program around in only three years,” senior third baseman Tristan Thomas said. “It started to change as soon as coach Lance became the varsity head coach. I think the main thing that he did to change the program was to hold everyone accountable.”

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