As the wins have continued to mount, so to has the rankings and accolades heaped upon this years Longhorns baseball team. With all that comes the pressure to keep it going and not let up. Through it all United says they block it out by worrying only about what they can control.
"We have big targets on our backs but it's just a number like everyone says. We can't focus on those numbers, we just need to go out there and play baseball the way we should."
"Things we can control is how we prepare on the field and everything will come with that. Rankings are great but we have to show up every game from now on."
With a total of 32 wins, including 17 in a row, the Longhorns refuse to dwell on the past and instead focus on what lies ahead.
"We're in the playoffs now, you forget about records, forget about wins and loses and focus on winning whether it be a series or one game, let's just focus on that."
"We just play against the game and take it one game at a time, one pitch at a time and that will take us to a win."
This was not always the forecast for the United season and the players have used that as fuel all year.
"Just remember the naysayers, the people that didn't believe in us. It keeps us motivated."
"Our leaders stepped up and said, coach we want to have a great season, we want to go deep into the playoffs. We set up our eight goals and from the get go, that's been our plan."
Now after two series sweeps, with their biggest rival in their targets, there is one last goal the Longhorns want to accomplish.
"It doesn't matter where you start off but it's all about where you finish. We only have one goal in mind. The state playoffs and the final four." (Aaron Gonzalez, Longhorn LF)
United will take on Alexander in the regional quarterfinals beginning Friday night at 7:30 at Veterans Field. Doors will open at six with tickets only being sold at the gate the night of the event. Game two and if necessary game three will be Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm again at Veterans Field.