Laskey stepping up for Tattnall Square

Luke Laskey is 7-1 with a 0.77 ERA for the Trojans/(A.J. Good WGXA)

MACON, Ga. -- Luke Laskey is one of the many reasons that Tattnall Square baseball is off to a 19-3 start.

However, he says it's the team as a whole that has gotten them to this point.

"We all got closer together as friends," he said. "We got hitting and got in the gym to get better and strengthen our arms for this year."

Laskey is one of the Trojans leaders at the plate. But his biggest contribution comes on the mound.

He's 7-1 in 9 starts with a 0.77 ERA.

"If you start doing well, it's really about how you finish," Laskey said. "As long as you keep the train rolling and keep doing good, I think it builds your confidence on the mound."

Laksey is the team's ace, and his head coach has no worries when he puts him on the mound in a big game.

"He's a guy that's going out there and pitching when it means a lot," head coach Joey Tiller said. "I would call him our ace right now. He deserves that title. He's gone out there and performed and done a great job."

The Trojans fell in the State Championship game last season -- and Laskey doesn't want his career to end in that fashion.

"Its definitely a driving factor," he said. "For us to come back and win after losing it last year -- it would be nice to get three rings, but two will have to do."

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