LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Elizabeth Bulldogs are making strides for another championship run. Currently sitting at third in the power rankings, their offense recently set a school record for home runs in a season with 30.
“We knew going in that this would be a good hitting team, and it has been,” said head coach Rhon Morgan. “You know we’re proud of the 30 home runs, but getting those doubles and singles mean just as much at times.”
That home run total is split between six Bulldogs, with Jason Gormanous and Slay Coleman leading the way with 11 and nine home runs respectively.
“It was just a great feeling because we knew what the record was at the beginning of the year and we wanted to break it because this was the team to do it,” said sophomore catcher Slaye Coleman.
And that team is led offensively by Gormanous. He sports a .573 batting average and has picked up a team-high 40 RBIs.
“I just go into every game with a mindset to win and I’m going to do whatever I can to help this team win,” said junior shortstop and pitcher Jason Gormanous. “I’m going to try and be a leader as much as I can you know, that’s just how I take every game and whatever happens, happens. That’s it.”
But his impact doesn’t end there, Gormanous also has a 6-1 record as a pitcher. A true dual-threat for the 23-4 Bulldogs.
“We got a bright future ahead of us and you know just want to put out as much as I can and do good for the team,” Gormanous said.
As they look ahead, the 2017 state champs are hungry to get back to Sulphur next month.
“You know this is a great team and they all have one thing in mind and that’s to make it there and to win,” Gormanous added. “If we keep our heads up and keep our attitudes straight I think we can do that for sure.”