For the last two seasons, Southwest Christian has been on the doorstep of breaking through in the section 5AA tournament, only to come up short of reaching the Class 2A state tournament.

Stars head coach Rob Wassenaar knows the section is always going to be a challenge and that the team needs to be playing its best baseball in late May to survive and advance. But if 2023 is going to be the season for Southwest Christian to break through in the postseason, the Stars are going to need to rely on some new pitchers and their defense more than they did in previous years.