Calvary Christian Baseball: Unbeaten and unbelievable

- The Calvary Christian Warriors baseball team (27-0) remains undefeated for a second straight season. That's 57 straight wins and counting.  It's even a little unbelievable to the top-ranked team in the nation.

"With baseball being a crazy sport, you never expect to go undefeated,” said Calvary Christian senior Eric Kennedy.

Warriors head coach Greg Olsen doesn't even list perfection on the Warriors’ pre-season goals.

"We've never talked to our team about it,” said Olsen. "It's never a goal. We never put something up on a board or something on paper that our season goal is to win every regular season game."

At home, the Warriors play at Victory Field, a fitting name for a team that finds all kinds of ways to win. This season they've shut out nine opponents and have scored double digits 10 times in 27 games. They've also come close to defeat four times in one-run games, two in extra innings. 

"We just have the will to win,” said Warrior senior Ryan Coleman. "We have a lot of confidence in our guys and trust that we can pull it out."

"Going through those types of close games has been huge for us,” continued said Olsen. "Moving forward, those guys can kind of draw back on that and say we've been there."

Their 57 straight victories is the longest streak in the state, but is still shy of the national record of 89 consecutive wins. But right now, the only streak the Warriors are focused on is winning four straight -- that would earn them a second-straight state title.

"Exactly,” said Warrior senior Cavan Ingram. "Obviously now we have to go undefeated so that's kind of our goal now."

"Heaven forbid we lose one of these next games,” said Kennedy. "I just want to take it all in. Obviously the four games has come into my mind because we are that close to winning another one. That's what we are all shooting for. We just have to take it one game at a time."

Calvary Christian puts their steak on the line Wednesday night at home against Orlando's First Academy. 

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