Since the Central Coast Section baseball playoffs began in 1967, no championship team has ever finished the season with a perfect record.
Pacific Grove wants to be that team, and Menlo School wants to make sure the Breakers are not that team.
Whether history is made will be determined Saturday when No. 2 seed Pacific Grove (30-0) takes on No. 5 Menlo (22-7) in the CCS Division III title game at San Jose Municipal Stadium at 4 p.m.
"Obviously, it is another huge task," said Menlo coach Craig Schoof. "This has not been an easy draw for us in any game so far in the tournament."
All three of Menlo's victories have been by one run -- 3-2 over Carmel, 4-3 over Soquel and 4-3 over Palma.
"It's baseball," Schoof said. "We are good enough to win, but they are loaded on the mound and a very confident (as they should be) team."
"(But) Gotta think the pressure is all on them. Nobody expects us to win and they have a chance to make history. They beat us last year so maybe they will be overconfident."
Pacific Grove ended Menlo's streak of successive CCS titles last year with a 10-6 victory.
"Not talking about payback at all," Schoof said. "I know the kids have mentioned it but, in all honesty, we talk about playing against the ball, not against another team."
Chris Atkeson or Austin Marcus will take the mound on Saturday, with whomever doesn't start being able for relief. It's the last game of the season, something Schoof and his players have experienced before as this will be the Knights' fourth straight appearance in the championship game.
Menlo earned a shot at perhaps winning the sixth CCS title in program history by upsetting No. 1 seed Palma, 4-3, in eight innings in a semifinal Tuesday night. Pacific Grove advanced with a 10-3 win over R.L. Stevenson.
No other CCS team in the past four years has made as many title-game appearances as the Knights. In fact, only two other schools in CCS history -- Bellarmine (1985-88) and Carmel (2000-03) -- have played in four straight section title games.
Pacific Grove, meanwhile, will be looking for its 38th straight victory over a two-year span.
"I have to admit I'm pretty happy to be there for a fourth straight year," said Schoof. "So much can happen. We lost so much of last year's team; we are still very young."
Should Marcus get the pitching start Saturday, the Knights' starting lineup will feature two seniors, six juniors and two freshmen.
Sounds like a lineup of the future. Schoof also hopes it's one that could bring home yet another championship.