Every season has its storylines. Monroe's run to the state championship was no different. Both a coach and his catcher feared the worst for their father's lives, but each in entirely different ways. Head coach Dale Buvid's father suffered a stroke the weekend of the sectional final. Junior backstop Paisley Bennett wears her father's National Guard dog tags everywhere outside of the diamond, keeping whatever she can of her father's close to her heart until he returns from serving in Iraq.