South Callaway hoping offensive surge leads to state title

South Callaway players take some swings in the batting cages at the Fulton High School athletic complex Tuesday morning. The Bulldogs play Clever tonight in Springfield in the Class 2 Final Four.

South Callaway players take some swings in the batting cages at the Fulton High School athletic complex Tuesday morning. The Bulldogs play Clever tonight in Springfield in the Class 2 Final Four. Photo by Ryan Boland.

In South Callaway head coach Jared Wood’s opinion, this type of production is simply essential.

The Bulldogs are averaging a whopping 10.6 runs during a seven-game winning streak that has brought it to this destination — a first-ever appearance in the Final Four. South Callaway (19-5) clashes with top-ranked Clever (26-3) in the Class 2 semifinals at 7 p.m. today at Meador Park in Springfield.

In the first state semifinal at 4 p.m., Valle Catholic (22-4) faces Summit Christian Academy (22-5). Summit Christian was crushed by New Bloomfield 20-4 in the 2011 Class 2 title game.

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