Tate baseball ranked No. 1 in state
It's been a phenomenal season for Tate baseball. The Aggies have won 16 of 17 games, are the state's number one ranked 7A team and are ranked 18th in the nation by Maxpreps.
Tate's pitching staff lost five top arms from last season, but remarkably not only haven't they missed a beat, the numbers are even better. They're giving up an average of two runs a game, senior Logan McGuffey, junior Gabe Castro and sophomore Raymond LaFleur have are all worthy of ace status.
Backing them up is a pretty strong offense, hitting .311 as a team. Three regulars are over 400, led by Junior Jesse Sherrill at 452.
In March Tate won their own Aggie Classic and followed it up by winning a tournament in Sarasota where they knocked off a few state powers along the way. They've shown outstanding toughness in tight games, winning seven times by two or less runs.
Amidst this special season has been a terrible tragedy. In late March the wife of Pitching Coach Brett McCullough unexpectedly passed away. Tate's raised over $30,000 in honor of Ashley McCullough.