Column: Past failures fuel Taft to finsh strong

Josh Salsbery remembers starting his baseball career for a program that did not have the loftiest of goals. The goal was to 10 win games. “That’s not even half your season,” said the now-senior captain of the current No. 1 baseball team in the state. “That’s not very satisfactory when you look at the perspective of winning a state title.” The next year, the incoming crop of freshman — Salsbery, Caleb King and Jack Stemple — wanted to raise the expectations for the program. And they’ve done just that. The past three years the Tigers have had no fewer than 16 wins (17 wins in 2015 and 2017) and twice end the season with an OSAA ranking in the top-eight.

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