The Lambert Longhorns baseball team will try to do what their schoolmates on the lacrosse team were unable to do this past weekend, win a state championship.
The Longhorns (34-1) will open their state championship series against the defending Georgia 6A champion Milton Eagles this weekend. Lambert was ranked as high as No.2 nationally before losing their first game in the second round of the state tournament to the Mill Creek Hawks. They went on to win the best-of-three series but fell completely out of the latest Max Preps Top 25 released on Tuesday.
Montverde Academy (FL), Greater Atlanta Christian (GA), Sagemont (FL) and Orlando Christian Prep (FL) all remain ranked nationally in the Max Preps Xcellent 25. GAC is facing Benedictine in the Georgia class 2A finals, Orlando Christian Prep was knocked out in the Florida 2A semifinals.
Despite the loss Lambert remains ranked in the Baseball America Top 20 coming in at No. 3 after sweeping No. 7 Parkview in the Georgia 6A semifinals. Lambert has swept three of their four state tournament opponents. They enter the state championship series averaging 8.8 runs per game in the postseason scoring 10 or more runs in four of their nine state tournament games.
South Dade (FL), American Senior- Hialeah (FL), Creekside-St. Johns (FL) and Whitewater (GA) all are nationally ranked in the Baseball America Top 20. South Dade won Florida’s class 8A championship, American Senior won Florida’s class 7A championship, Creekside is in the Florida 6A semifinals and Whitewater will face Houston County in the Georgia 5A finals.