We talked about the Cinderella stories last week but there was one I forgot to mention, mostly because it isn't exactly a Cinderella story.
TMP Baseball used to be a lapdog on the diamond. Ending the season with a .500 record used to be a dream for the Monarchs, and sometimes that wasn't possible.
Come 2010 and TMP ripped off 20 wins and beat Lakin in the Goodland Regional championship game, 4-3 after a three-run homer in the sixth inning. And this coming from a team with less than a handful of seniors.
I throw it on the edge of the Cinderella category because with 20 wins, you would be shocked if they didn't win their regional championship game and head to state.
Absolutely shocking turnaround for them and now they enter the 3A state tournament as a second seed, taking on Riley County Friday morning.
Hopefully they will be there longer than one day in Manhattan.