The Chambers Academy Baseball Team is Heading Back to the AISA State Championship
AFTER DEFEATING JACKSON ACADEMY IN AN “IF” GAME, THE REBELS PUNCHED THIER TICKET TO THE STATE FINAL
1999 was the last time the Chambers Academy baseball team was able to celebrate in this fashion.
“We’ve been working at it for so long and just hoping to get here, that you know, it’s just awesome,” says Chamber Academy senior pitcher Luke Davis.
“We’ve have that underdog role and we’ve taken it and we’ve ran with it, just so exciting,” says Chambers Academy baseball head coach Dillon NesSmith.
The Rebels are headed back to the AISA state championship series for the first time in nearly 20 years. The road to get there hasn’t been an easy one, especially for a first year head coach.
“When things weren’t going well, they weren’t dumping water on me, you know, maybe boiling water or something. It’s just everybody see’s our record and it’s nothing flashy I think it’s, I don’t even know what it is, 19-12, there ain’t nothing flashy about that, but you know we get the job done,” says coach NesSmith.
Their success stems from a resilient senior core. One of the leaders of that group being an Opelika transfer Luke Davis who came to Chambers Academy to be in situations just like this one.
“I don’t know, it’s just been everything I’ve been dreaming about for about six months now, so just to be able to share it with them and be able to know that we all worked for it, you know, earned our place there, it’s great,” says Davis.
“This is exactly what we said we wanted to do and this is what we are doing,” says Chambers Academy senior shortstop Gavin White.
Their challenges are far from over facing Eastwood Christian in the final, a team they have yet to beat. The action gets started tomorrow at 10 AM.