COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - As the days got hotter, the baseball got better for one College Station baseball team. Led by a coach with nearly three decades in the dugout, the College Station senior league All-Stars are headed to the state tournament for the very first time.
Representing A&M Consolidated and College Station high schools, this group of 14, 15 and 16 year old's are getting ready for the Little League Texas East State Tournament July 14-18 in Tyler.
"They're a great group of young men that have worked hard from day one," said head coach Bill Whitehead. He's been around the game for a long time.
"My first year with College Station Little League was 1992," Whitehead said. What started out as a way to coach his son has turned into a passion for winning and making memories.
"Its fun. I just love being out there with the guys. I've met some great friends, lifelong friends for myself. Parents of the kids my son played with, we're still friends," Whitehead said.
For players like Chris Dupre, the experience is something new.
"This has been really fun so far because I've never had the experience of travelling out of town and staying in a hotel and playing the next day," Dupre said. Whitehead just hopes the trip will be worth it.
"We've got a lot to be proud of and hopefully we're not done," Whitehead said.