For the past couple seasons, I have had the pleasure of working with the Wilson High School baseball team. What these guys did this season was amazing!
“In the Oregon School Activities Association 5A final, the Trojans were down to their final three outs, trailing 6-3 against Kevin Hamann, the best 5A pitcher in the state, who came into the game with a 16-0 record.
Wilson had been clinging to its final breath of life throughout the previous two rounds of the playoffs, though. The Trojans trailed Pendleton 7-1 in the quarterfinals before coming back to win 9-7 on the road. In the semifinals, Wilson trailed Bend 2-1 in the seventh inning before scoring the tying run and eventually winning 3-2 in 10 innings.
One reason for the comeback victories was that Wilson has had four sessions with sports psychologist Brian Baxter this season. The Trojans learned how to focus on their breathing, how to create routines and how to control what could be controlled.”