If you want to see a large man cry, take one tiny group of track athletes, a handful of surprise performances, a pair of speedsters and throw it all into one unpredictable night of sectional competition.
It may not be easy to explain, but it's there. The power of the baton. And for relay members of area track teams, the relationship between each runner and those 50 grams of cylindrical aluminum becomes almost sacred as the season matures.
Southridge likes the organic approach. In practice, the Raiders want pitches to come from humans, not machines. Problem was, the Raiders weren’t hitting. So someone suggested the "Hack Attack," and they got the machine humming.