Mike White covered Friday's PIAA Class 4A baseball championship between South Park and Dallas.
(Photo: Mitchell Roell slides safely into first base during the PIAA state championship game between South Park High School and Dallas High School at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Friday. Antonella Crescimbeni/Post-Gazette)
"UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — South Park's baseball team brought its "BASE2" theory to Penn State on Friday. It was on full display on a sign in the Eagles' dugout.
Coach Steve Wetzel believes the letters in that slogan spell victory. The sign reads B equals big inning. A equals answer. S equals score first. E equals extend lead. The 2 equals two-out hits.
"That's the script we try to follow," Bucci said. "If you hit three of those five keys, you usually win."
But when you don't hit any, you get shut out in a state championship game."