Tuesday morning, Bishop Heelan will make its 16th trip to the state baseball tournament, but first since 2013.
After missing out the last two seasons, the Crusaders hope to add another positive chapter to their legacy. Tuesday at 11am, Heelan will face off with Harlan in the Class 3A Quarterfinals. Back in late May, these teams met here in Sioux City and the Cyclones blanked the Crusaders 12-0.
However, in the latter parts of the season, Heelan has been a different team. The guys have won five of their last six games to advance to a place they have been dreaming about all year.
"I'm so excited for it," said Heelan senior Will Karrer. "Me and Bailey have been working hard for the past five years here and just to have it end at Principal Park is unbelievable."
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