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Bulldogs add to Callaway County's rich baseball tradition

Bulldogs add to Callaway County's rich baseball tradition

June 3rd, 2012 in News

Jared Wood had his eye on the high-school baseball scene in the mid-Missouri area for quite some time. Then the chance to be a part of it was presented in the form of the head-coaching job at South Callaway.

"For awhile, I've been wanting to get to the area because I've known the baseball is so good," Wood said at last week's Final Four. "It's kind of died down in the northern part of the state where I'm from, so I was more than excited to come down here and play with the best.

"Now we've beat the best and we are the best."

The Bulldogs are Callaway County's latest bearers of baseball hardware, having captured the Class 2 state title with a 4-3 win over Valle Catholic on Thursday night in Springfield. South Callaway's title is the second in as many years for a Callaway County team and for Class 2 District 6, which has now had a Final Four team in eight of the last nine seasons.

The Bulldogs' county and district mate, the New Bloomfield Wildcats, captured the Class 2 championship in 2011.