March 28, 2008
Note: Capsule information was supplied by the coaches. Teams not listed did not return information by the deadline.Western Buckeye LeagueBathCoach: Tony RoobYears at School, career record: 11, 135-110Division: IIILast year’s record: 16-11 (4-5 WBL) (advanced to the district semifinals)Top returning athletes: 1B Matt McKinney; P-OF Zach Sterling; SS-P Cory Stephens; 3B-P Kevin Korkate; OF-P Brandon Mohr; OF-P Joe Spinnati; 2B Ben Wierman.Promising newcomers: C-P Scott Goedde; INF Matt Loudon; OF Zach Collins; C-P Daric Long.Outlook: The Wildcats return a solid nucleus of pitching, led by Sterling. Bath also returns its starting infield. Keys issues include replacing a catcher and depth in the outfield. Bath should be in the race for the WBL this year.CelinaCoach: Drew BraunYears at School, career record: 1st year Division: IIILast year’s record: 15-15 (5-4 WBL) (advanced to district)Top returning athletes: 2B John Bonvillian; OF Dustin Woods; DH Ben Prenger; C-1B Jeremy Kerr; OF Brian Brockly; OF Jared Bader.Promising newcomers: SS Darin Watterman; C Chad Schumann; P Scott Montgomery; P Travis Stachler; P Brent Riemesch.Outlook: The Bulldogs return five full-time position players. The key will be filling the void left by losing the top two pitchers to graduation. The key will be how quickly the inexperienced pitching comes together.ElidaCoach: Mark ThompsonYears at School, career record: 21, 301-192 Division: IILast year’s record: 17-8 (7-2 WBL) (advanced to the district finals)Top returning athletes: 1B Matt Hampshire; C Tyler Bly; OF Steven Swick.Promising newcomers: P-3B Josh Bush; P-3B Shane Conrad; OF-2B; Todd Kraft; SS Matt Thompson; P-C-INF Brandon Good.Outlook: Gone is right-hander Brooks Mohr, who was drafted in the 27th round by the Seattle Mariners. Mohr, who went 7-1 with a 0.72 earned run average, will be tough to replace. In all, the Bulldogs graduated their top five pitchers so this year’s team will be young and inexperienced on the mound. Hampshire, a big power hitter in the middle of the lineup, will be a key bat for the offense.KentonCoach: Brent FacklerYears at School, career record: 14, 152-146 Division: IILast year’s record: 5-14Top returning athletes: SS-P Spencer Vermillion; C-P Alan Scharf; IF-OF-C Tyler Slonecker; P-OF Trevor Beazley; OF Sean Kleinfelter; OF Chase Barnes; INF-P Aaron Baldwin; OF Dylon Perkins.Promising newcomers: INF-P-OF Mark Fackler; INF-OF-P Paul Ziegler; INF-OF-P Cody Barker; C-INF Tyler McKenzie; P Michael Mock.Outlook: Eight returnees form a solid group to build around. Key areas of development will be the pitching staff and defense. The Wildcats need to improve in the field to be successful.Ottawa-GlandorfCoach: Nick MillerYears at School: 2 Division: IIILast year’s record: 14-8Top returning athletes: C-P Jake Meyer; 3B-P Ryan Horstman; P-OF Alex Hermiller; P-OF Tyler Leatherman; P-OF Brandon Schroeder; OF Aaron Leader; C-OF Derrick Schlierloh; 2B Ryan Zender; P-OF Trent Haughn; P-1B Alex Schomaeker.Promising newcomers: SS Cory Meyers; C-2B Brian Michels; 1B-3B Nick Leatherman.Outlook: Coach Miller said his veteran pitching staff has done a good job of throwing strikes. The defense should also be solid. A key will be how soon the offense jells.St. MarysCoach: Denny PfeffenbergerYears at School, career record: 2, 215-123Division: IILast year’s record: 11-11Top returning athletes: C-P Sam Rammel; P-INF-OF Tyler Norton; INF-OF Ken Bruce; INF Matt Huber; INF-P Russell Sweeney.Promising newcomers: INF-OF-P Jake Taylor; INF-P Aaron Homan; INF-P John Lauth.Outlook: Only five veterans return, but three of those are listed as pitchers, including left-hander Norton, who is also the top returning hitter with a .343 batting average. The Roughriders will lean on the newcomers.ShawneeCoach: Chad SpencerYears at School, career record: 5, 62-52 Division: IILast year’s record: 18-10Top returning athletes: INF D.J. Caprella; INF-P Keith Hefner; INF Garrett Black; INF-P Kyle Strawn; C-P Tyler Gallant; P-OF Cody Kopilchack.Outlook: Shawnee will once again lean on its pitching and its defense. The pitching staff will roll out ace Kopilchack, along with Hefner and Strawn. A key will be how the Indians move runners over and hit with runners on base. Shawnee should be in the running for the WBL title.Van WertCoach: Charlie WittenYears at School, career record: 10, 83-139 Division: IILast year’s record: 3-17 (0-9)Top returning athletes: C Karlin Dunlap; 1B Malachi Murphy; OF Alan Leatherman; P-INF-OF Brooks Elder; INF Steve Sanderson; P-OF Seth Blackmore; P-OF Austin Anderson; INF Eric Miller; P-OF Matt Noggle; C Jordan Scheidt; INF Craig Thomas.Promising newcomers: INF-OF Thaisson Leaser; C Alix Lucena; P-OF Brock Bell; P-OF Brock Thatcher; INF Josh Bolenbaugh; INF Brady Dunlap.Outlook: The nucleus returns from a year ago, including six starters. The top returning hitter is catcher Dunlap (.333). Several pitchers return after solid seasons in 2007, including Elder (0-1,. 2.89), Blackmore (2-1, 3.96) and Anderson (0-1, 2.33). The key will be the development of the offense.Northwest ConferenceAdaCoach: Ken JochimsYears at School, career record: 5, 56-44 Division: IVLast year’s record: 18-5 (advanced to the district finals)Top returning athletes: C Zac Dysert; SS Nate Vermillion; P-1B Ron Grzybowski; OF Josh Rouch; OF Josh Duffy; 3B-P Tyler Simmons.Promising newcomers: 2B Jon Mills; 1B-C Cody Mattson; 3B-P Austin Everhart; OF-P Aaron Weyer; OF Matt Flower; OF Robbie Allen; 2B Garrett Hays. Outlook: Shortstop Vermillion and catcher Dysert return after each batted better than .400 last year. Vermillion hit .481 with 12 doubles. Dysert batted .453 with five doubles. Grzybowski leads the pitching staff after going 4-1 with a 3.87 ERA. The key will be developing pitching behind Grzybowski.BlufftonCoach: Keith CosartYears at School, career record: 1st Division: IIILast year’s record: 10-10 (3-6 NWC)Top returning athletes: Devin Kisor; Andrew Keeler.Promising newcomers: Matt Suderman; Evan Sikilliter.Outlook: First-year coach Cosart will have a young team to build around. He’ll look to Kisor (.390) and Keeler (3.73 ERA) to lead the way.Columbus GroveCoach: Cory KingYears at School, career record: 6, 50-80 Division: IVLast year’s record: 8-19 (1-6 PCL) (3-6 NWC)Top returning athletes: Adam Osterhage; Nate Bogart; Brett Reed; Garret Wolfe; Nate Schroeder; Brandon Hovest; Jesse Maag.Promising newcomers: David Creamer; Kyle Stechschulte; Jacob Miller; Nate King; Blake Walker. Outlook: Seven players return to form a veteran everyday lineup. Osterhage is the lone senior, so the team will count on several rookies. CrestviewCoach: Jim WhartonYears at School, career record: 24, 385-187 Division: IVLast year’s record: 16-4 (8-1 NWC)Top returning athletes: CF-P Briggs Orsbon; 3B-P-OF Tony Burger.Promising newcomers: SS-P Ian Clay; 2B-P-SS Tony Seringer; P-1B Kyle Balliet; OF-INF Jordan Gibson; P-1B-OF Ian Zollars. Outlook: The Knights will build a young team around second team all-state center fielder Orsbon, who hit .485 with nine doubles and four home runs last year. He also drove in 26 runs. Also back is third baseman-pitcher Burger, who hit .280 and was 4-0 with a 2.50 ERA. The pitching staff will be counted on to keep the Knights in games. The team will also rely on several members of a junior varsity team that went 15-2.Delphos JeffersonCoach: Troy MonteneryYears at School, career record: 4, 27-35 Division: IVLast year’s record: 11-9 (4-5 NWC)Top returning athletes: P-OF Damon Joseph; C Adam Kraning; 1B Chris Wilkin; 2B Josh Miller; SS Aaron Schuerman; 3B-P Sean Fisher; CF-P Matt Antalis; DH-OF Cory Bastian; P-INF Mike Rahrig; P-2B-OF Craig Carder.Promising newcomers: OF Matt Gerdeman; 2B-C Ryan Kortokrax; 1B-P Taylor Hesseling; OF Adam Wollenhaupt. Outlook: Ten veterans are back, including several key pitchers. A key will be the team’s defense. This group is aiming for a good year in the NWC. Joseph, a three-year letterman with a career ERA of 3.52 will lead the pitching staff. Kraning is back behind the plate; he hit .382 with a team-leading 21 RBIs.Lima Central CatholicCoach: John SchniedersYears at School, career record: 6, 58-55Division: IIILast year’s record: 18-5 (9-0 NWC) (advanced to district semifinals)Top returning athletes: INF-P Matt Clay; INF Alan Hankinson; P-OF Travis Kottenbrock; C-OF Chris O’Brien; OF Matt Huffman; INF Joel Stolly; P-INF Drew Snider; 1B Gavin Saine; OF J.T. Wiechart; INF-P Sean Gronas.Promising newcomers: C-P Josh Runda.Outlook: Four starters return, including the top of the rotation with left-hander Kottenbrock and right-hander Snider. That should give the defending NWC champs a strong 1-2 punch. The T-Birds also have good team speed. Defense and pitching depth will be the keys to defending its NWC title.LincolnviewCoach: Roger SalisburyYears at School, career record: 8, 86-56Division: IVLast year’s record: 11-11 (4-5 NWC)Top returning athletes: IF Roy Salisbury; IF-P-C Mike Evans; IF-OF Lance Dasher; P-IF Josh Hoehn; P-OF-IF Jordan Simpson; IF-P Kyle Thatcher; OF-P Matt Evans.Promising newcomers: C-OF Brock Profit; OF Caleb Girod; IF Ian Brcey; P-IF-OF Anthony Simpson. Outlook: Lincolnview brings a positive attitude to the game. The team looks to improve pitching depth and get the key hits with men in scoring position.PauldingCoach: Joel ParrettYears at School: 6 Division: IIILast year’s record: 10-15Top returning athletes: P-CF Jarod Riley ; P-SS-OF Zach Stallkamp; P-SS Justin Barron; C Chris Phlipot; OF Alfonzo Rocha; P-OF Kameron Owens; 3B Brandon Mericle; P-OF Hayden Sholl; 1B Garrett Stoller.Promising newcomers: 1B Jordan Phlipot; P-SS-2B Chase Brooks; 2B-3B Mark Wolfe; 2B-3B Aric Mericle. Outlook: Nine lettermen return, including five pitchers. With left-hander Riley and right-handers Stallkamp, Barron, Owens and Sholl, pitching should be the strength of the Panthers. Putnam County LeagueContinentalCoach: Bradd MillerYears at School, career record: 3, 11-52 Division: IVLast year’s record: 2-23 (1-6 PCL)Top returning athletes: P-INF Nik Louiselle; P-C-INF Kyle Mansfield.Promising newcomers: P-C-INF Chase Ordway; INF-P Brock Homier; C-OF Scott Deken; OF-P Andy Cass; INF-P Nick Keck; OF-C Colton Prowart; OF Curtis Weisenberger; INF-OFJustin Jackman; OF-INF Philip Luersman. Outlook: The Pirates return their top pitcher (Louiselle) and top catcher (Mansfield) to build around. Those veterans will mix with a young supporting cast.Fort JenningsCoach: Jeff SwickYears at School, career record: 6, 54-60 Division: IVLast year’s record: 9-7 (5-2 PCL)Top returning athletes: OF-P Aaron Chandler; 1B Matt Krietemeyer; P-SS Ross Gerdeman; 3B-P Josh Calvelage; C Jared Horstman; SS-P Trevor Von Sossan; OF-P Drew Mesker; INF-OF Matt Schimmoeller; INF Nate Pitney; 1B-OF Adam Osting.Promising newcomers: P-OF-C Jared Calvelage; P-OF-INF Austin Norbeck; P-INF-OF Brad Trentman; 2B Ryan Schuerman; OF Tyler Good. Outlook: The pitching staff will be anchored by Gerdeman, who went 5-1 with a 2.10 ERA last year. Chandler returns as a .300 hitter, a pitcher with a 1.40 ERA and a strong outfielder. Only four players return with experience, so there will be plenty of youngsters asked to step up.KalidaCoach: Jim McBrideYears at School, career record: 26, 283-196 Division: IVLast year’s record: 16-8 (6-1 PCL) (advanced to the regional semifinals)Top returning athletes: P-OF Adam Berheide; P-INF Dean Schnipke; C-P Matt Schnipke; INF Doug McIntyre; OF Ryan Kleman; P-INF Jordan Basinger; INF Derek Birkemeier.Promising newcomers: P-INF Preston Ellerbrock; OF Rob Gerding.Outlook: Gone is left-hander Ross Guisinger, the all-state pitcher-hitter, who was a three-time PCL player of the year. Graduation also claimed all-league catcher Aaron Vonder Embse. Among the candidates for spots in the rotation are Berheide, Dan Schnipke, Matt Schnipke and Basinger. The Wildcats have plenty of team speed.LeipsicCoach: Darren HenryYears at School, career record: 6, 89-62 Division: IVLast year’s record: 13-11 (4-3 PCL) (6-3 BVC) (advanced to the district semifinals)Top returning athletes: C Jordan Selhorst; 3B-P Luke Haselman; OF-P Ryan Morin; 2B-SS Brian Goodwin; OF-P Nate Schroeder; SS-3B-P Jacob Schroeder; 1B Craig Meyer; OF-P Jacob Stall.Promising newcomers: INF-P Jay Maag.Outlook: Eight veterans return, including starters Morin (2-2, 1.65 ERA) and Schroeder (3-0, 3.87). Selhorst returns behind the plate; he hit .293 with 17 RBIs last year.Miller CityCoach: Cary MeliaYears at School: 5 Division: IVLast year’s record: 13-9 (4-3 PCL)Top returning athletes: P-INF Kirk Meyer; OF Seth Lammers; P-INF Mitch Wenzinger; OF Tony Schroeder; P-INF Rusty Lammers; P-INF Jared Niese.Promising newcomers: INF Kyle Hoffman; INF Jon Leis; OF-P Lee Drummelsmith; INF-P Cody Vennekotter.Outlook: Six starters return, including four listed as pitchers. That should make the Wildcats’ pitching their strength.OttovilleCoach: Anthony CastronovaYears at School, career record: 14, 156-125-2 Division: IVLast year’s record: 10-13 (3-4 PCL) (advanced to the district semifinals)Top returning athletes: P-INF Colbey Basinger; P-INF Andrew Koch; P-OF Jacob Landin; P-INF Matt Niemeyer; C Alex Odenweller; INF David Wurst.Promising newcomers: INF Lee Altenburger; P-OF Tom Kramer; OF Colin Rue; P-INF-OF Jordan Schimmoeller.Outlook: Defense should be a strength of the Big Green. Six return with experience, but the only returning starter is Basinger. The young team will work on the mental side of the game.Pandora-GilboaCoach: Larry McCulloughYears at School, career record: 8, 68-110 Division: IVLast year’s record: 8-14 (3-4 PCL) (2-7 BVC)Top returning athletes: SS-P Austin Blaski; 2B-OF Jordan Lehman; P-SS Mike Howell; 1B-C Tyler Swary; 3B-P Seth Swary; C-P Nathan Lee; P-OF Kyle Hall.Promising newcomers: OF Seth Rosselit.Outlook: The Rockets’ pitching looks solid and the seven returnees will provide a veteran lineup. Playing consistent defense will be the key.Northwest Central ConferencePerryCoach: Jon ShivelyYears at School, career record: 1st Division: IVLast year’s record: 4-14Top returning athletes: C Brandon Stoodt; SS-P Shane Cockerell; 1B Justin Hyde; P Jordan Kohnen; OF Evan Wantland; OF Eric Wantland; 1B Beau Blake; P-OF Taylor Burkholder; OF Brent Luchini; 2B Jesse Stevens.Promising newcomers: P-3B David Miller; P-OF Chad Warris; P-OF Trevor Wallace; 2B Kodee Kirchner; SS Drew Lane.Outlook: Shively, the former Perry assistant coach, takes over for 500-win legend Phil Krouskop, who stepped down recently. Shively hopes to utilize the team’s excellent speed. A key will be how well the Commodores move runners over and manufacture runs.Temple ChristianCoach: Mark CoulterYears at School, career record: 6, 25-72Division: IVLast year’s record: 10-10Top returning athletes: P-INF Brian Hochstetler; OF Matt Craig; OF Danny Cook; C-P-OF Nate Patrick; INF Jeremy Young; OF Jeremie Anaya; P-INF Joel Cook.Promising newcomers: P-OF Shane Holloway; INF Marcus Craig.Outlook: The two top hitters return from last year in Hochstetler (.410) and Patrick (.345).Brendan Sullivan is gone and his power bat (four home runs) will be missed.The team enters with a good attitude. Mastering the mental side of the game will be a key.Upper Scioto ValleyCoach: Wayne SchneiderYears at School, career record: 1st Division: IVLast year’s record: 3-17Top returning athletes: INF Brian Roberts; 1B-P Nic Dyer; C Luke Oglesby; INF-P Wes Krumrey; INF-P Derek Mullett; OF Shaun Allen; OF-DH Gabe Smith; 3B Justin Harsh; INF-OF Austin Carey; 1B Jacob Shaw; C-P Tommy Prater.Promising newcomers: INF-P Travis Craft; OF-C Bradley Pickford; C Devan Ribley; OF Paul Roy; OF-INF Caleb Haney.Outlook: The Rams have plenty of experience, including four returning pitchers. The Rams will aim for a .500 season. Midwest Athletic LeagueColdwaterCoach: Brian HarlamertYears at School, career record: 10, 200-72 Division: IIILast year’s record: 22-6 (8-1 MAC) (advanced to the district finals)Top returning athletes: SS-P Cory Klenke; CF Ryan Geier; RF Kyle Aherns; LF Tony Harlamert; C Keith Schoenherr; 3B Keith Wenning; P Bill Geeslin; 1B Justin Goubeaux; 3B-P Jordan Borgerding.Promising newcomers: CF Chad Westgerdes; 2B Alex Geier; P Zach Siefring; OF Gavin Keck.Outlook: The Cavaliers will rally around one of the top players in the state in shortstop-pitcher Cory Klenke. The junior hit .465 with five home runs and 26 RBIs last year. On the mound, he was 6-2 with a 1.33 ERA. He’ll take over the top spot in the rotation after the graduation of Sam Slavik (9-2, 0.81). Other top returning hitters include Wenning (.407, three home runs) and Geier (.370). The Cavaliers are loaded with experience in the field and on the mound, with four pitchers returning. All signs point to another strong season in Coldwater.Delphos St. John’sCoach: Dan MetzgerYears at School, career record: 5, 49-56 Division: IVLast year’s record: 6-10 (3-4 MAC)Top returning athletes: P-OF Taylor Bowersock; 3B Curt Metzger; P-OF-SS Brandon Hemker; P-1B Nate Webb.Promising newcomers: C Chris Pohlman; 2B Jeremy Kline; OF-P Joel Pohlman; OF Ryan Fischer; P-SS Ty Bergfield.Outlook: The Blue Jays will have a difficult time replacing one of the top pitchers in the state last year in Nick Johnson, who went 17-5 with a 1.43 ERA for his career. He’s now at the University of Cincinnati. Team speed will be the Blue Jays’ strength. With only three returning starters, the Blue Jays will be young and gaining game experience on the fly.Marion LocalCoach: Greg BrunsYears at School: 3 Division: IIILast year’s record: Not availableTop returning athletes: P Charlie Schwieterman; OF-P Chris Stucke; P Alex Subler; 3B-P Jason Wolters; SS-P Marcus Moeller; OF-P Troy Prenger; 2B Tyler Thobe; C Ben Smith.Outlook: The Flyers have plenty of experience returning. They hope the veterans can help them compete with the top teams in the MAC.MinsterCoach: Mike WissYears at School, career record: 14, 212-103Division: IIILast year’s record: 23-2 (9-0 MAC) (advanced to the regional semifinals)Top returning athletes: C Andrew Baumer; INF Aaron Heitbrink; P Allan Heitbrink; INF-OF Vince Fullenkamp; CF Brian Mueller.Promising newcomers: IB-INF Austin Baumer; P Eric Trushaw; OF Alex Schmiesing. Outlook: Minster returns two all-state players, Aaron Heitbrink and Allan Heitbrink, from a team that won the MAC and advanced to the regional semifinals. Aaron Heitbrink hit .500 with 10 doubles and 28 RBIs. Right-hander Allan Heitbrink went 9-1 with a 1.17 ERA. He’ll be the ace after the graduation of MAC player of the year Bob Inskeep (8-1). Other key returnees are catcher Baumer (.406, nine doubles) and center fielder Mueller (.391, 18 stolen bases). Seven seniors are gone from last year so the key will be how the young players jell into the everyday lineup.ParkwayCoach: Eric StachlerYears at School, career record: 4, 88-73Division: IIILast year’s record: 15-10 (8-2 MAC)Top returning athletes: P-OF Ethan Hayes; INF Eddie Burtch; P-OF Austin Art; P-OF-INF Jensen Painter; OF Michael Baldauf; OF Marcus Meyer; C Jordan Thompson; SS-P Derik Snyder; 2B-P Jeremy Heiser; 1B Joel Henkle; P-C-DH Drew Luginbill; 3B-P Levon Archer.Promising newcomers: P Shaun Coffman. Outlook: The Panthers hit .328 as a team last year and return one of the top hitters in the state in Painter (.500, eight home runs, 29 RBIs). Also back is Snyder, who hit .429. Stachler, a former standout pitcher at Coldwater, will have at least six pitchers from which to choose. The top two are right-handers Painter (3-3, 3 saves, 2.90 ERA) and Art (3-0, 2.39). Parkway is primed for a big year and will once again challenge for the MAC title.St. HenryCoach: John DornerYears at School, career record: 19, 314-160Division: IIILast year’s record: 20-6 (6-3 MAC)Top returning athletes: P-SS Nick Bruns; P-OF Brent Kremer; P-OF-1B Darren Siefring; OF Andy Mikesell; 1B Jordan Jacobs; C Scott Delzeith.Promising newcomers: 3B-OF Neil Schwieterman; P-2B-SS Brad Kremer; P-C-OF Nick Rindler; P-3B Zach Fishbaugh; C Jason Wourms. Outlook: Six veterans return, including .300 hitters Burns (.333), Siefring (.311) and Mikesell (.368). The Redskins have good team speed and will be solid, defensively, in the infield. The key will be the young pitching, as the Redskins’ staff has less than 50 innings at the varsity level. Dorner has built a strong tradition at St. Henry and the Redskins should feed off that this year.RegionLima SeniorCoach: Jimmy MorrisYears at School, career record: 1stDivision: ILast year’s record: 4-22 (1-9 GBC)Top returning athletes: P-OF Jon Hammons; C-3B-P Weston Hawk; P-OF Josh Eley; OF-DH Ryan Stalder.Promising newcomers: P-3B-C Michael Ball; P-OF Shane Esmonde; P-1B Brandon Cady. Outlook: According to Morris, the Spartans have been working hard and have a great attitude. With only four returnees, Morris is looking for his team to improve every time out.BotkinsCoach: James SmithYears at School, career record: 2, 24-20Division: IVLast year’s record: 12-11 (5-7 SCL)Top returning athletes: P-OF Ryan Leugers; P-2B Caleb Koch; SS-C Travis Dietz; 3B David Doseck; P-OF Zane Wildermuth; C Jared Boyd; 2B Evan Maurer; OF Jordan Christman; OF Nick Hoelscher; OF Tyler Shaffer.Promising newcomers: 1B Cody Meyer; OF Jesse Brown. Outlook: Experience is the key for Botkins, with 10 upperclassmen returning. The list of returnees includes the team’s leader in RBIs, Caleb Koch (26), and a .400 hitter in Travis Dietz. Coach Smith is looking to cut down on the teams’ errors and mental mistakes.Hardin NorthernCoach: Brady MastYears at School, career record: 3, 13-52Division: IVLast year’s record: 2-18 (0-9 BVC)Top returning athletes: P-OF-3B Kyle Albert; P-CF Anthony Hall; OF-1B Justin McBride; P-1B-OF Alec Stewart-Evans; 2B-SS Nathan Ruhlen; P-SS Dylan Shepherd; OF Robert Gault; 2B Jeb Bowman; 1B-OF-P Kyle Vermillion.Promising newcomers: P-IF Cody Schlatter; P-IF Jordan Doll; OF Brock Crist; C Sheign Hopson. Outlook: Indian Lake’s rotation is a solid veteran group and includes returnee Dylan Shepherd, who recorded 37 strikeouts in 32 innings. Coach Mast looks to work on the team’s batting average.Indian LakeCoach: Brian TidwellYears at School, career record: 5, 42-60Division: IILast year’s record: 8-17Top returning athletes: SS-P Michael Morgan; CF-P Tyler Maddox; P-1B-3B Kendall Lewis; 3B-2B D.J. Postle; 2B Derek Welch; P-OF Chris Hoge.Promising newcomers: P-1B Cody Van Horn; P-OF Jacob Bickham. Outlook: The team’s strengths are speed and hitting. Indian Lake is looking to improve its defense over the course of the season.