Lafayette's softball team is having one of the best seasons in program history and it would like to see that continue.
The Generals have rocketed to a No. 4 ranking in the state and have a 32-4 record.
They have lost just one game to an in-state opponent since April 3. That was a tight one (5-4) to top-ranked Owensboro Catholic.
They have 19 shutouts and are averaging more than eight runs a game.
They have won 19 of their last 20 games and nine in a row.
They have big visions of not only winning the 43rd District Tournament this week for a second straight year, but also of advancing to the state tournament for the first time since 2004.
That quest starts Tuesday on the Generals' home field against No. 22 Lexington Catholic.
The winner of that game will advance to the title game on Wednesday night and get an automatic trip to the region tournament.
Catholic (21-14) has won four of its last five games and has advanced to the region each of the past two seasons.
The district tournament opens with a game between Paul Dunbar (20-13) and Lexington Christian (6-19), which has lost four straight.
The Bulldogs have won two in a row and would like to return to the region this year after not doing so last season for the first time in five years.
Tates Creek (4-28) will meet the Lexington Christian-Paul Dunbar winner in the second semifinals on Tuesday night.
In the 42nd District Tournament, No. 11 Scott County (22-5-1) will try to win its fifth straight district championship.
The Cardinals, who seem to be surging at the right time with a big win over No. 3 Ballard in the past two weeks, will meet tournament host Sayre (4-11) on Monday.
In the other semifinals, Bryan Station (12-14-1) will meet Henry Clay (16-14).
The Defenders, who have fallen twice this season to the Devils, have won two of their last three. Henry Clay has won three straight and five of its last six games.