For Berry and her coaching staff, she would like to savor the process more than she did back in 2005. With a new format in the scheduling, Berry will be able to make great memories with this team that has exceeded all expectations.
“It is so nice having been there before,” Berry said. “We all talked after the 2005 trip that we wish we could have just slowed down and enjoyed it. Don’t get me wrong, we wall want to win and there’s not doubt we’re going to try our hardest, but the memories that are made is the part I didn’t get to enjoy the first time, because there was so much to do. A lot of people don’t realize, you win semistate and by noon the next day you have to have a packet of information to the state departement. It’s nice to sit back and take a breath this year with the new format. In semistate in 2005 we won on Friday night and were back in our beds by one in the morning and had to be back on the diamond at 8:30 a.m. The new format has allowed us to enjoy the memories and enjoy the community outpouring of support, which has been phenomenal. Not just the North Daviess community — we’ve gotten text messages from Bryan Hughes, Amber DeCoursey, Greg Clark, from Tecumseh, Clay City, Evansville and Avon. It’s been awesome for the kids to be able to enjoy that.”