Mar 23, 2016 12:25 AM by Lee Carrell
Melbourne, Florida is a long way from Northern California. However that isn't stopping the Holy Trinity Episcopal baseball team from making the nearly 3,000 mile trek to take on Pleasant Valley.
"They had this week open, as we did, so it worked out great," Pleasant Valley coach Fred Ludwig said.
The visiting Tigers will play single games against PV on both Wednesday and Friday, with a special hang out day for the two squads in between.
"Thursday, take them for a tour at Chico State, the campus, go over to the baseball facility, as well as dinner with both teams on Thursday night," Ludwig said.
Still, this won't be the first bonding experience between the programs. They first met in 2011, when the Vikings made the long trip to Florida for a tournament. However they never expected the Tigers to make the return trek. For the players, it's an experience they know they'll never forget.
"I think it's gonna be a good opportunity. It's gonna be really fun to meet and play with these other players," Pleasant Valley outfielder Colin Barber said.
Pleasant Valley infielder Jaret Flint added, "I think they're gonna teach us some of the things they know and we're gonna teach them some of the things that we know."
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