"It's really fun getting to see new people, coaches, and different states," Rogers added. "Even though we play in different age groups and travel teams, we always see each other around the fields, and still get to hang out."
While the Redskins are hard at work with ASA, they also are taking part in the three-week period for Hurricane, having played two doubleheaders games against Poca and two individual games against Lincoln County, including a summer finale Thursday night.
Caldwell hasn't been stressing the summer games. He knows what type of team he has, especially coming off a state title. Instead, he has used the time to look at the incoming freshmen class.
"It's a lot less intense and sometimes you see people just going through the motions," Caldwell said. "It's part of it. You have some gone with vacation. With us winning the championship, it's not like I need to see our team and what they can do.
"It's more than anything to see the young kids. We have about six-to-eight freshmen. It's a chance to see them get to play and see what they can do. Every team has some positions available and want people to create competition for jobs."
The players are still basking in their great accomplishment winning the program's first state title, but with a strong nucleus coming back - they lost just two starters to graduation in catcher Linzie Reynolds and outfielder Nicole Pierson - they are hoping for a repeat next year.
"I still don't think it has hit me yet that we won but it was so great," Rogers said. "We were really excited, knowing all the hard work payed off. I can't wait for next year. I hope it will turn out just like it did this year."
"It was great and maybe a once-in-a-lifetime experience," Casto said. "We are very excited for next year already. Hopefully we can get another title and be the defending state champions."