By  Dave Warner

The Little Falls Mounties baseball team got a proper sendoff from all the students in the district as they headed to the final four play in Binghamton as state baseball semifinalists for the second year in a row. The team is looking for the school’s first state championship since 1982.

Little Falls Coach Robert Gollegly said, “The whole year, we’ve been working to play our best baseball at the right time, and I think it’s happening. I think it’s evident that it’s happening. This sport is different than all the others. The best team playing the best way at the right time usually wins the game.”

He said that in football or basketball, the best team that imposes its will usually wins.

“But here, I think our guys have been building towards that, and they have experience in these big games, and they’re rising to the occasion at the right time.”

As far as going into the game today, he said he feels really good. “You just have to play well. If you play well, you win. If you don’t play well, you’re not going to win. It’s as simple as that. We’re going to concentrate on the things that we can control. Make routine plays, put pressure on them defensively, and throw strikes and be right in it,” he stated.

“That’s what it comes down to every single game. Doesn’t matter if you’re playing in the state semi-finals or playing Canastota on a Tuesday. It doesn’t matter. If you don’t do those things right, you won’t win.  But, if you do, you’re going to win,” the Coach said.