Tigers look to take next step in regional final

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FORT FAIRFIELD, Maine (WAGM) - The Fort Fairfield baseball team is in the Northern Regional Final for the third year in a row. The Tigers had to comeback against a tough Katahdin team to get there.

"I think that shows that these guys don't quit. Little parts of the game we have been working on and keeping runners in check on base with a couple of pick-off moves. Even though we had a starting pitcher get a little wild there he was able to regain his composure and keep his head and did a great job pitching out of some tough situations," said head coach John Ala.

Fort Fairfield will face Bangor Christian in the regional final. The Tigers and Patriots have eliminated each other the last three years in baseball and soccer. Fort Fairfield is looking forward to the challenge of beating them this time around.

"I think so. It's motivating too. They have a great program and we've run up against them and have had a lot of good games with them. The guys are pumped to play them again," Ala said.

This is the third straight trip to regionals for the Tigers. This year they are hoping to make it to states, but also know it's special to be this far in the tournament for several seasons in a row.

"It is for sure. We graduated a lot of talent from last year and we had some areas we needed to focus on in order to get to this point. I think we do feel very accomplished in the fact that we were able to do that, but we're not content yet either," he said.

Fort Fairfield and Bangor Christian will play on Wednesday at 3:00 at Mansfield. Tigers lost to the Patriots 9-3 last season.