Stringer's magical season continues after a two-game sweep against Ethel 11-6 and 11-1.

Do not let those scores fool you as Ethel trailed by one score until the last inning of game one, while only trailing by two points until inning five in the second game.

Head coach Jody Rowell had this to say about the series victory, "They lost a few key starters. They did a good job coaching them up. Their lefty wore us out the first half of both games. The bats came alive for us late in both games."

Sophomore slapper Kaylee Townsend led the series with five hits. She has become a tough out from the left side of the plate. Eighth grader Madylin Graham had 10 strikeouts versus Ethel with a one-hitter in game two.

Up next for the Red Devils are those feisty bobcats from Sebastopol.

Stringer defeated the Bobcats by small margins in the regular season. Rowell had this to say about their upcoming rivalry. "We had two nail-biters with them already. I would like to think the girls know that we have a fight coming up, and just because we won twice doesn't mean anything. They will come here expecting to win."

There are plenty of reasons to be excited if you are a Stringer Red Devil. Baseball will always be exciting this time of year, and softball wants that same feeling of being a champion. Rowell knows the feeling as a player and football coach.

"I'm excited, relieved all at one time. We were three outs from going to south state two years ago. Last year we were shut down. I'm glad to be here," he answered about his feelings for an opportunity to play for a championship.