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10 □ April 21.1996 □ PREimAN*S JOURWAL l l : « ® i ; r : S p o r ts Spring sports previews for area high schools By BILL FRANCIS Sports Editor BASEBALL MORRIS The Morris High School baseball team is doing it with youth this sea­ son, carrying a 16-member team that contains no seniors “We’re a very young team with much potential,” said Coach Jeff Ritzman. “Key positions will be filled with experience players. Pitching and defense are our strong points.” The Mustangs are coming off a season where dtey finished with a 9- ,9 overall record (5-3 in the Tri- Valley West). Returning starters include juniors Mark Harben (first base/pitcher) and Geoff Grant (out- field/pitcher), and sophomore Beau Barton (shortstop/pitcher). Other key players for this season include junior Kevin Meredith (outfield), sophomores Ryan Harrington (out­ field) and Josh Sterling f shortstop/pitcher), and freshman Chris Coyle (catcher). WORCESTER Coming off a season with only one win, there is no place to go but up for the Worcester High Scbool baseball team. Worcester finished 1995 with a l - 12 overall mark <1-9 in the Tri- Valley East). Lost from that sc|uad ,are Eric Haley and Seth Ortolani. Returning starters include sertiors Jon Preston and Nate Preston, and junior Don Runblad. Other key players for 1996 include senior catcher Adam Pinkey, and ffesbrsien Mark Riena, Joey Stockdale and Jarred Robinson. ‘This will be a rebuilding year with a lot of freshmen and soptio- tnoFes,” said Coach John Home. “Pitchere Don Runblad and John Mravija are key if we are going to be competitive.” SOUTH NEW R E R U N According to Sooth New Berlin bas^all coach Tom Bryden, pitch­ ing wrill determine the team’s suic^ cess this season. - “We have many holes to fill. We have some pitching experience, but our leading hitters are gone.” said coach Tom Bryden. “I expect us to be competitive early. We'll be as good as our pitching takes us.” The Indians finished 1995 with an 8^10 overall record (4-4 in the Tri- Valley West), losing starters Keith Lorimer (shortstop) and Dennis Fitch (second base) due to graduation. Returning starters include senior Bruce McGowan (first base/out­ field), juniors (Juinn Brown (pitch­ er/outfield). Kim Slater (catcher) and Jeremy 2bmow (outfield), and sophomore Doug Dewey (pitcher/outfield). Other key players for this season include juniors David Coy (third base) and Bill Potter (pitcher/outfield), and sophomore Brandon Foulds (shortstop). DAVENPORT A host o f returning starters should make the Davenport High School baseball team competitive again. The Wildcats finished the 1995 sea­ son with a 10-4 overall record, los­ ing in the first round of the section­ als to South Kortrighi, while com­ peting in the Delaware League’s Mountain Division. “This year’s Davenport baseball team is combining a mixture of seven returning starteis. three of which were eighth grade varsity startem on last year’s squad.” said Coach Todd Bruce. Returning starters include seniors Scott Btandow and Todd Waid, juniors Jason Ballard and Tim Whipple, and freshman Steve Fyfe. Chris Watson and Craig Malhewson. four-year starter Todd Waid and “The infield will t two-year starter Tim Whipple play­ ing shop Norman A. Roswick, D.D.S. Announces tlie Ofieniiig of.liis New D en^ OfBee - May 9th. Services are Especially Tailored for the Adult * There Is a difference in our approach, thorough- n ^ s . and results * Over 30 y ears experience tn the complex issura that face adults * Conservative treatm ent for gum & periodontal disorders. 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DOWNSVILLE Downsxnlte High School basebidl coach Bmce Burr is hoping a group of returning staitere will improve file team's fortunes in 1996. \We have many returning startere, yet we are still a young team.” said Coach Bruce Burr. “Our goal ts to take one game at a time, trying to play error-free baseball.” I^wnsviiie loses Joe Bivens from the 1995 squad that finish^ with a I- 13 overall record while competing in the Delaware League's Mountain Division. Returning staiteis include senior Bill Padgen ( ^ t base), juniors Bun Reed (outfield). Jeremy Steflik (second base). Joe Wells (third bass) and Paul Shaw (shortstop), so(fiio> mores Ryan Meirill (pitcher) and John ComweiJ (pitcher), and fresh­ man John Re»l (catcher). ANDES Andes High School did not field a baseball team last year, so it is trard for coach Rich Tucker to predict how this season will go in the Delaware League's Mountain Division. “Since there was no team last year, we ore aimihg for a .500 sea­ son and viewing this year as a rebuilding season.” Tucker said. Seniors Adam Ooig and Nate Weaver are returning with experi­ ence from two years ago. while TVefcer is also looking for contriibu- tions from sophomores Joe Hall, Jack Coodchild and Jarod Woodin. VNATEGO After missing out on postseason play last season, the Unatego High School baseball team is looking towasds a possible berth in 1996. • Ihe Spartans finished 1995 wifit a 6-12 o v { ^ mailt white competing in the Susqueoango Association’s East Division. The key p%er list from that squad due to @^uation was pitch­ er Jason Uher, who finished file season wiiba4-4iea)rdanda L3S ERA. “Pitching needs to prove itself for us to have a consistent season. Defense seems to be solid with a tal­ ented outfield,” said Coach Frank Microni. “We need to do the liftle things well in order to win games.\ Returning starters from last sea­ son ihclude catcher Roger Sutliff (.315 batting average), outfielder Rick Schmitz (.297 batting aver­ age), fiiird baseman Wade Brown, outfielder Luke Johnson and pitcher John fleafit. Other key players this season include first basemai^pitcher Tim Lundin, shortstop Alex James, pitcher/outfielder Brad Vanderlip and outfield^' Wayne Himes. Recruits Continued from Page 9 may be chased all over the playing field. Runners can pass one anoilrer in touching the b as^ and nmy seek refuge on a stake (Hit of order, but ore then reqmred te n ^ u c b (he bares in tallying. 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