The 2015 Highland High School baseball team claimed the Illinois Class 3A championship Saturday morning.
Head Coach Joel Hawkins said this year’s title was a surprise, compared to the 2008 championship squad which was a favorite to win the title. After winning on Saturday, the Bulldogs got back to Highland during the Schweitzwerfest. That proved to be an exciting homecoming, according to Hawkins. Click below to hear more:
The Bulldogs defeated Chicago Morgan Park, 13-0, in the semifinals and edged LaGrange Park Nazareth Academy. 7-6, in the championship game. Coach Hawkins said his team, which finished the season with a 28-13 record, kept gaining confidence as the post-season tournament went along. Click below to hear more:
Hawkins said he is very proud of his players for their outstanding season.