"They don't throw real hard," he said. "They're going to try to keep the ball down on us and make us bounce a lot of balls in the dirt to give them those easy groundouts.
"Our focus has been to be conscious of the strike zone. The pitchers are going to make mistakes and leave a ball over the plate every once in a while. We have to make them come up in the strike zone and give us pitches we can hit hard and stay off those pitches that are nipping at the corners. We just have to stay disciplined and look for that good pitch and drive it."
For the Lady Rams, Tarver said the tentative plan is for junior Allie Stephens to be Mineral Wells' starting pitcher in game one, as she was against Graham. But Tarver added Keeton will still be available at a moment's notice as a change of pace.
The Lady Rams have used both of their pitchers interchangeably during games with great results throughout the season and Tarver said fans shouldn't expect to see anything different moving forward.
"That seems to be what we do best," he said.
Perhaps the biggest cause for optimism heading into this weekend's series is how good of a week in practice the Lady Rams reportedly had.
Tarver has said many times that his team performs best when they are upbeat, having fun and enjoying the game they love to play. He said this week in practice, his girls were doing just that while still maintaining a razor-sharp focus on the task at hand.
"They probably hit the ball as well as I've seen them do all year [Wednesday] and they were having fun doing it," he said. "Their spirits and mentality have not changed since day one. This group is very unique. I don't think I've ever coached another group like them. They're almost always upbeat and in good spirits."
If the Lady Rams stay happy and clicking, there's no telling what heights they can achieve this weekend and beyond in the playoffs.