Lubbock Coronado, who narrowly defeated Franklin in three games in the regional quarterfinals, clinched a spot in the Class 5A baseball tournament on Saturday. The Mustangs offense, which Franklin controlled with the exception of one game, paved the way.
The news is probably bittersweet for the Cougars. On the one hand, the players and coaches know that they lost to the best team. On the other hand, Franklin had a good opportunity to beat Coronado and possibly get to Austin.
Here's a quote from the Lubbock Coronado coach after the Franklin series: "Franklin's a great team. Probably the best we've seen or played all season."