Sometimes teams enter the playoffs with a little something extra to play for. Top teams usually have the advantage, but.... when a lower seeded team's heart is broken and filled at the same time, you just don't know what to expect.
A few weeks back this Rocky Grove baseball team carried the body of their teammate, Nathan Luzier, off their baseball field at the end of his outdoor funeral. They wear his number over their heart.
With Nathan's family in the stands, the team huddle before the game started and as they broke they yelled, "Family."
The officiating at times caused some head scratching too.
Saegertown looked like they were going to go out quietly with two quick outs, but that last out was mighty tough to come by. Saegertown scored four and had the winning run on base when a grounder to short was fielded well and tossed to second to end the three-and-a-half-hour seven-inning game.
Rocky Grove, the fourth seed, advances to take on Kennedy Catholic who defeated Cochranton earlier in the day.