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High expectations the norm at Tattnall

Tattnall infielder Logan Simmons talks about the Trojans' semifinal match up with Holy Innocents. (Mason Prince, WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- For the tenth straight season, the Tattnall Square Academy Trojans are about to start their state semifinal series. The Trojans have rolled through the regular and post season so far, collecting a 29-3 record and a 4-0 record in the 2017 playoffs. Most teams would be happy with a final four appearance, but there's no settling at Tattnall.

"We want to make it back to the state championship," said Tattnall head coach Joey Hiller. "We don't play for final four appearances here we want to finish this thing off the right way."

The Trojans have a tough test on Wednesday as they welcome Holy Innocents to north Macon.

"We're really taking it one game at a time knowing it takes hard work and our best game," said infielder Logan Simmons. "Our goal is to have the best game every game."

Tattnall has won nine state titles since 2000, eight in the GISA and their first one in the GHSA last season. Winning never gets old at Tattnall, and excellence is always expected.

"Our coaching staff expects it every year," said pitcher Matt Blair. "Final fours don't matter, runner-ups don't matter, state championships matter. They push us every day to work hard and they motivate us from November to work for this and win it every year."

The Trojans get their semifinal series with Holy Innocents started on Wednesday with a doubleheader starting at 4:30 at Tattnall.

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