Frontenac baseball rides 12-game winning streak to state tournament

The Raiders are the #4 seed in the 3A bracket.

FRONTENAC, Kan. – The Frontenac High School baseball team is headed to state.

The Raiders claimed a regional championship with a walk-off win over Columbus last week, earning their spot in the 3A bracket. Frontenac is the #4 seed in the state tournament, and will face #5 Hesston in the first round on Thursday night in Manhattan.

Frontenac is hot at the right time – riding a 12-game winning streak to the state tournament.

“When we’re hot, we stay hot,” says Frontenac senior Brett Cleland, “We’re ready to go. We feel like we’ve been out of it too long. We’re ready to get back in the game.”

“I think they have a lot of confidence right now,” says head coach Bill Sullivan of his team, “They’re comfortable with each other. I think they see how things have worked and have really grown into their roles. We’re comfortable as a team. They trust each other and they believe in each other. We’ve come together really well as a team the last several weeks.”

Frontenac faces Hesston at 5:45 PM Thursday evening in Manhattan.