Above left, Thorndale head coach Kelly Kuhl mashes some fungos before the state semifinals game at Dell Diamond. Above right, the next Austin Falke, Riley Schaffer, performs his batboy duties with a full load of gear. At the top, Coach Scott Frei consols senior Joe Salinas after the loss. Salinas was on the 2007 team that lost at state. Top right, Caleb Saunders tends to an exhausted Tyler Jordan during the medal ceremony while Windthorst celebrates. Middle right, the team joins in prayer before the game. Bottom right, Senior Travis Stockton (left) and Tyler Jordan have their own special ritual they go through as the starting lineups are introduced. In the middle, pitching coach Scott Frei helps loosen up starting pitcher Tyler Pounders before the game.