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  • Daily Messenger 2013 baseball preview capsules

  • A look at the area's baseball teams.

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  • Bloomfield Bombers
    COACH/YEAR Mark Jacobs/11th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/CCC
    2012 7-9/Lost in second round of sectionals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Sean Fitzgerald, sr., CF/2B/SS; Jakob Elder, jr., P/3B/2B; Brian Dulen, jr., CF; Chase Jackson, jr., 2B; Brandon Ferguson, sr., 3B
    KEY LOSSES Taylor Rayburn, SS/P
    KEY NEWCOMERS Wyatt Conklin, fr., P
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Honeoye April 17 and vs. Red Jacket May 6
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We should have solid pitching and defense. If we can score some runs, we may surprise a lot of teams in our league. I expect us to be one of the most improved teams in our league.”
    Canandaigua Braves
    COACH/YEAR Dale Werth/10th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County Div. II/A
    2012 6-16/lost in quarterfinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Sean Outhouse, sr., IF; Austin Coyne, sr., catcher; Jordan Roeder, sr., IF/OF; Tyler Fisher, sr., P; Adam Scott, jr., P/IF; Travis Welch, so., OF; Patrick Coyne, so., IF/P; Colton Ceravalo, so., IF/P
    KEY LOSSES Patrick Carbary, P/IF; Jake Spina, P/OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Chris Lovin, so., IF/P; Doyle Kinnear, jr., P; Cody Cooper, fr., P/IF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Eastridge April 15 and at Victor May 6
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I would like our team to work hard every day and play the game with energy and enthusiasm.”
    Gananda Blue Panthers
    COACH/YEAR Justin Devlin/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/CCC
    2012 8-10/lost in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Quinn Donnelly, jr., C; Bradlee Doway, so., OF/P/SS; Eric Mucci, jr., SS/P; Austin Aloi, sr., 3B; Zach Allen, sr., 2B/P; Dom Musso, jr., 1B/P
    KEY LOSSES Chris Falu-Montes, P/CF/SS
    KEY NEWCOMERS Andrew Deyo, so., 3B/P/SS; Kolby Bean, jr., OF/P/1B
    GAMES TO SEE vs. East Rochester April 25 and vs. Lyons May 3
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The team is expecting a winning season and to be in contention for the league title this year. We have a young but experienced team, and we feel that this is the year where the pieces fall into place for a great season.”
    Harley-Allendale Columbia Wolves
    COACH/YEAR Peter Mancuso/10th
    KEY LOSSES Anton Schutz, sr., C/1B/P
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Marcus Whitman April 13 and vs. Red Jacket April 17
    Honeoye Bulldogs
    COACH/YEAR Mark Storm/9th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C
    2012 Won Finger Lakes West, lost in second round
    Page 2 of 4 - KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Brandon Curtis, P/OF; Justin Soliday, 1B/OF: Tanner Gladding, P/SS; Patrick McNamara, OF; Aubrey Needham
    KEY LOSSES Kyle Boldt, C; Colin Gotham, P/IF; Luke Blain, 1B; Steve Seeley, OF; Ben Cratsley, 3B
    KEY NEWCOMERS Dan Woodward, so., IF/P; Justin Kraft, so., IF/OF; Aaron Ward, jr., IF/OF; Peter Lovejoy, IF/OF; Jake Soliday, OF/IF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Naples April 27 and vs. Bloomfield May 8
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Being so young, we will need to count on each other and be flexible as to where we will play in the field.”
    Lyons Lions
    COACH/YEAR Dean Schott II/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Wayne County/CC
    2012 RECORD 21-4/won league and sectionals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Nick Fera, so., P/CF; Damien Scott, jr., 3B/P; Nick Cinelli, sr., 1B; Glenn Wilck, sr., P/SS
    KEY LOSSES Derrick Fera, P; Corey Borrelli, SS; Hayden Lester, 2B; Dustyn Wilkes, P/1B; Ben Block, OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Justin Olson, jr., C; Tristen Devlin, so., OF; Brendan Kise, so., 2B; Kyle Bliek, jr., IF/OF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. East Rochester April 17 and at Gananda May 3
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We need to improve daily. We need to work incredibly hard to compete early in the season and hopefully become a pretty dangerous team as the season moves on.”
    Marcus Whitman Wildcats
    COACH/YEAR Todd Moore/1st
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/B
    2012 RECORD 1-17/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Ryan Johnson, sr., P; John Eskind, sr., C; Dylan Gardner, sr., 1B
    KEY LOSSES Alex Eddinger, P; Danny Clark, SS; Kolby Rhyner, 3B; John Donner, 2B
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Midlakes April 15 and vs. Red Jacket May 16
    COACH’S COMMENTS “The 2013 goals for the boys varsity baseball players is to have a continuous progression of skill and fundamental development, along with being competitive in league play. With that said, we will look to improve our play each practice, and game by game.”
    Midlakes Screaming Eagles
    COACH/YEAR Jeff Maher/11th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/BB
    2012 RECORD 4-15/lost in first round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Mike Gelder, sr., P/IF; Mason Jones, jr., P/IF: Nick Brooks, jr., P/IF; Jake Kemp, jr., IF
    KEY LOSSES Tim Newcombe, P/OF; Tyler Fisher, OF; Emman Savellano, C
    KEY NEWCOMERS Jake Cheney, sr., OF/IF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Pal-Mac April 22 and vs. Newark May 3
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Our day to day progress and improvement will determine how our season ends up. We have many athletic kids that can play multiple positions on the field. We’re still looking for leadership to emerge.”
    Page 3 of 4 - Naples Big Green
    COACH/YEAR DJ Stephens/4th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C
    2012 RECORD 9-10/lost in second round
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Tyler Holton, P/SS; Luke Parker, OF; Jake Ball, OF;
    Adrian Black, C; Adam Halladay, 2B
    KEY LOSSES Tyler Vest, P/SS; Matt Hendee, P/1B; Marcus Case, C; Austin Ashmead, OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Jason Pulver, P, 1B; Luke Spaid, 1B; Noah Gorton, P/3B; Chris Barkley, SS/3B; Nick Phillips, OF/C
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Marcus Whitman April 16 and at Honeoye April 27
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect this team to do very well this year. We are an all-around solid team this year.”
    Newark Reds
    COACH/YEAR Mike McGavisk/16th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/BB
    2012 RECORD 13-8/lost in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Nick Camacho, sr., P; Josh Blondell, sr., IF/P; Tyler Schell, sr., C
    KEY LOSSES Jeff Garrett, IF; Matt Sitting, OF; Brendon Otero, 2B; Jesus Rodriguez-Ramos, OF; Jake Shear, SS
    KEY NEWCOMERS Paul Dingman, jr., P/IF/OF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Midlakes April 16 and at Pal-Mac May 14
    COACH’S COMMENTS “We are working very hard to be the best team that we can be. We lost a lot of quality seniors, so we have our work cut out for us.”
    Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders
    COACH/YEAR Jeremy Hulbert/2nd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes East/BB
    2012 RECORD 11-9/lost in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Devin Robson, sr., C; Cody Eckerson, sr., P/OF; Matt Hall, sr., P/IF; John Morrison, so., C/IF
    KEY LOSSES Jon Krest, OF/P; Coleston Schiek, SS/P; Kevin Valade, OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Todd Brockhuizen, so., P/1B/OF
    GAMES TO SEE vs. Penn Yan April 18 and at Wayne April 29
    COACH’S COMMENTS “As a team, we hope to build upon the success we’ve had the past two seasons and continue to compete in the tough Finger Lakes East.”
    Red Jacket Indians
    COACH/YEAR Matt Rice/3rd
    LEAGUE/CLASS Finger Lakes West/C
    2012 RECORD 13-5/finished second in league and lost in semifinals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Cyrus Baker, sr., OF/P/IF; Shane Coyne, sr., OF; Alex Folts, sr., IF; Mike Giaconia, sr., IF/P; Denver Hansen, sr., OF/IF; Garrett Janssen, sr., IF/P; Tyler Liberty, sr., P/IF; Andrew Ogrodowski, so., C; Matt Skinner, sr., IF; Hunter VanGorder, sr., IF
    KEY LOSSES Ryan Foster, IF/P, Anthony Palmeri, OF
    KEY NEWCOMERS Kory Fogarty, so., OF; Bryce Guerrie, jr., P/IF; Sean Sheets, fr., IF/P/OF; Ryan Tolpa, jr., IF/OF/P
    Page 4 of 4 - GAMES TO SEE vs. Honeoye April 19 vs. Naples May 1
    COACH’S COMMENTS “Our expectations for the upcoming season are to fulfill process and performance goals and to compete at the highest levels against good teams on a day-to-day basis.”
    Victor Blue Devils
    COACH/YEAR Sean Rucker/18th
    LEAGUE/CLASS Monroe County Div. I/AA
    2012 RECORD 22-5/lost in state finals
    KEY RETURNING PLAYERS Tommy Wagner, sr., IF/P; Pete Carrier, sr., 3B/C/P; Dale Wickham, jr., SS; Pat Metzger, sr., P/1B; Jake Redding, jr., CF; Jon Simmons, sr., OF/P; Brett Prong, jr., C; Josh Busch, sr., OF
    KEY LOSSES Matt Portland (P/1B)
    KEY NEWCOMERS Nick Edgar, jr., 1B
    GAMES TO SEE at McQuaid April 22 and vs. Canandaigua May 6
    COACH’S COMMENTS “I expect to find out what type of team we have early in the season as we have a tough non-league schedule opening down south on our Myrtle Beach trip. I expect to have a solid offense and defense.”
     

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