Seymour High School's baseball team finished the 2019 spring season in second place in Class 2 at the Missouri State Baseball Championships in O'Fallon.

Predictably, the Tigers also fi nished the season as the No. 2 team in the fi nal state poll released by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association (MCBA) last Friday.

Seymour fi nished the spring season with a 21-8 record. Combined with the team's 11-2 mark in the fall campaign, the Tigers closed the combined 2018-19 season with a 32-10 record, which set a new school record for victories, surpassing the 31 wins of the previous season.

Three teams Seymour defeated this spring were ranked in the final state poll.

Silex was ranked third in Class 2, Liberal ended up sixth in Class 2, while Ava was ranked sixth in Class 3.

Today (Wednesday), Seymour head coach Jason Duey will attend the MCBA All-State meeting where the All-State baseball teams for Class 1 through Class 5 will be selected.

Duey said he expects Seymour to have at least two players selected to the Class 2 All-State squad, with the possibility of having as many as four or five players on the elite team.

"Finishing second in the state enhances your chances of getting kids picked," he said. "Last year, I felt we deserved at least one player on the All-State team, and it didn't happen. My hope this year is that all of our kids who are worthy get honored.

Our showing in the state playoffs proved we had a very good ballclub."

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