Crisp County's baseball season ended one series too soon. The Cougars lost in the GHSA-AAAA state semifinals to Marist, 6-3 and 2-1.
A 20-game winning streak came to an end with Monday's state playoff elimination. Crisp County will have to wait another year to end the school's state title drought of 52 years.
Even with the loss, the Crisp County team that stayed together through the season, stood tall with the final seventh inning strikeout.
"I'm so proud of these guys. They worked so hard, had become so close. This is the greatest group of kids I've ever been around in my life," Coach Pate said.
"We're all like family. They're all like brothers... the coaches feel like we're part of their family. It's just very heartbreaking."