LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With Lufkin softball in the regional semifinals, it now makes for just the second time in program history that they've made it this far. The first time it was done was back in 2000.
16 years later, the team has set a new standard with first year head coach Shelby Holcomb. These history chasers are only getting hungrier to be the first ones to reach new milestones.
If they advance, Lufkin will be where they've never been before- the regional finals.
Despite being on the brink of making program history, the team isn't feeling the pressure. Rather, they're calm and collected playing in the fourth-round.
"I don't really feel pressure because I just go out there and I play my game. That's what I focus on. I play my game for myself, my teammates and whatever happens, happens," said senior captain Reagan Jordan. "You give 110% every time you're out there, so I don't feel pressured about it. I just say we go out there and we just do what we know we can do."
"It doesn't put pressure on us at all. It actually excites us and makes us want to go to the next level and make history because we know that we'll be in the books," said senior captain Alex Flores.
In the regional semifinal Lufkin will play North Forney. The series will start Thursday night in Madisonville at 6 p.m. Then Game 2 will be over in Van, Friday at 7:30 p.m. If necessary, Game 3 will be back at Van starting at 4 p.m.