Outlaws enter postseason on hot streak

By Josh Benham, The Observer May 28, 2014 11:20 am

Once his team takes the field, Outlaws head coach Travis Huffman hopes everyone’s butterflies collectively fly away.

Enterprise/Joseph/Wallowa, the No. 7 seed in the 3A playoffs, hosts No. 10 Santiam Christian at Enterprise today at 1:30 p.m. in a first-round matchup.

“It’s really exciting,” Huffman said. “A couple of the girls said they were nervous today at practice. Once they step on the field, I feel pretty good about how they’ll play. The girls have come together well as a team.”

The Outlaws enter the postseason riding a 12-game winning streak, with their last loss coming against La Grande by an 11-1 margin on April 5. After a 12-day layoff between their final regular season game and Wednesday’s playoff tilt, Huffman has been keeping the team sharp at practice.

“We’ve been on the field every day,” he said. “I kind of gave them Friday off if they wanted, but mostly we’ve been there working on hitting, and game situations. The girls have hit the ball really well all year. We’re just trying to keep that going.”