TR looking to rebound

TR looking to rebound

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TR looking to rebound

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Coach Lee Nebel returns for his eighth year in charge of the Two Rivers baseball team, which is looking to recover from last season’s sub-.500 play.

The Raiders went 10-15 overall and 6-12 in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference, but so far are off to a 4-2 start.

Returning for Two Rivers are seven players from last year’s team, four seniors and three juniors.

Returning senior first baseman Bo Skornicka leads the team, joined by fellow seniors Spencer Feest (third base), Andrew Nebel (catcher) and Tanner Tome (pitcher).

Cameron Greene (center field), Brett Kasper (shortstop) and Cory Johnson (left field) all return as junior starters for the Raiders.

Seniors Josh Tice (first base), Matt Walters (outfield) and Aaron Glysch (pitcher) are also returning after having played for Nebel their freshman and sophomore seasons but decided to not come out their junior year.

“I’m glad to have those three back,” Nebel said. “Anytime you return three experienced players who you didn’t except is a bonus as a coach.”

Tanner Tome and Aaron Glysch are the only two experienced pitchers returning, which is why Nebel considers his pitching rotation to be his team’s biggest question mark.

“I feel very comfortable with this team,” Nebel explained. “Our pitching is going to be the key for us, we’ll go as far as their arms take us.”

With those players returning, a few new faces will be popping up throughout the course of the season. Junior Brock Gospodarek (second base) and sophomores Scott Skornicka (outfield), Mitch Taylor (pitcher) and Jake Taylor (shortstop) provide depth to an explosive offense.

Nebel was concerned with his offense to begin the season, but it’s proven to be a strength. No further evidence is needed than Two Rivers’ 19-1 clobbering of Oostburg at home on Thursday.

“I saw too many golf and tennis swings when we started, but it looks like we corrected the problem,” Nebel said.

In the Oostburg game, Bo Skornicka and Andrew Nebel combined for nine RBI and five players, including Skornicka, having at least three hits.

Two Rivers travels to play a doubleheader against Campbellsport (2-4) on Monday.

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