Peoria Mayor Cathy Carlat, front center, proclaims Aug. 14, 2018, “Peoria Liberty Lions State Baseball Champion Day” at the regular city council meeting Aug. 14.

Coach Chris Raymond led the Liberty varsity baseball program to its second state title in 10 years and his teams have competed in the high school state championship four times in the past 10 years. The Lions won the 4A state championship in 2010.

In the photo above, Raymond holds the brick, which, he said, was a piece of the Liberty dugout that has made the trip with the team to each playoff game.

Councilmember Jon Edwards, front right, presented each team member with a replica brick wall key chain as a reminder of their championship.

Photo by Carolyn Dryer