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ALGONAC MUSKRATS

COACH: Mike Kras

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS: 10

KEY RETURNERS: Alex May, Johnnie Moreton, Paul Gave, Austin Waldeck, Mike Vernier, Alex Piper

LETTERWINNERS LOST: 4

2014 RECORD: 4-18

CONFERENCE: BWAC

COACH’S OUTLOOK: “Seniors Paul Gave, Alex May along with juniors Alex Kvocka and Joe Hindy will anchor off our pitching staff in 2015. Senior Johnnie Moreton gives us a lot of coverage in the outfield and a solid bat at the plate. We’re looking for seniors Austin Waldeck, Michael Vernier and Alex Piper as well as junior Mason Ruhlman to play key rolls in the Muskrat 2015 season.”

ARMADA TIGERS

COACH: Joel Hoover

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 10

KEYRETURNERS: Jake Hoover, Frank Gerlando, Travis Penzien, Andrew Ruczynski, Riley Fistler, Wyatt Demuyt

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 5

2014RECORD: 20-10

CONFERENCE: 10-4

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “Should be a successful season, provided our pitching and defense play up to the level that the boys are capable of. Still have a tough road ahead of us with Yale and Richmond both being very strong this year.”

CAPAC CHIEFS

COACH: Scott Mailloux

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 4

KEYRETURNERS: Nick Geliske, Hunter Maul, Marcus Sherman, Louis Aguinaga

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 6

2014RECORD: 7-11

CONFERENCE: BWAC

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “Pitching will be the key this year, as it is most years.” We will need some of our Incoming players to step up and fill some spots from last year – “We have a great core of players returning and the kids have worked really hard so far this spring, and that is all you can ask as a coach.”

CROSWELL-LEXINGTON PIONEERS

COACH: Phil Jackson

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 4

KEYRETURNERS: Dillon Sheridan, Tyler Schmidt, Justin Johnston, Luke Wilson

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 7

2014RECORD: 12-16

CONFERENCE: BWAC

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We are a very young team with six sophomores and three juniors, to go with our three seniors. The nice thing about being young is we will be improving with every swing and throw. This group of young men is very coachable and they have gelled immediately as a team. The returners from last year (Schmidt, Sheridan, Johnston, and Wilson) will need to step up big this year.”

LANDMARK LAKERS

COACH: Kevin Moran

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 6

KEYRETURNERS: David Brown, Cameron Koch, Noah Hamilton, Alex Sawdon, Christian Phillips, Brett Jackson

LETTERWINNERSLOST:6

2014RECORD:10-12

CONFERENCE: N/A

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We have six players returning this year and with there leadership we should be able to have a great season. Our focus will be on preparing for a district title.”

MARINE CITY MARINERS

COACH: Daryn Letson

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 7

KEYRETURNERS: Tanner Star, Jarrett Mathison, Matt Koza

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 1

2014SEASON: 7-18, 4-11 MAC Gold

CONFERENCE: MAC Gold

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We need to get off to quick start to build confidence and gain momentum. If we limit free bases and take advantage of our opportunities a little more offensively we have a chance to be a solid team. You never truly know until you get some games in, but we feel we have more depth on the mound this year and we will be more athletic in the field defensively.”

MARYSVILLE VIKINGS

COACH: Shawn Winston

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 11

KEYRETURNERS: Calvin Moeller, Phill Griffor, Austin Paterson, Kyle Cook, Jacob Drewek, Jake Woodward, Jason Schreoder

LETTERWINNERSLOST: Jordan Dietz, Cole Pawson, Josh Smith, Cody Lukas

2014RECORD: 8-7 MAC Blue 3rd place, 15-14 overall

CONFERENCE: MAC Blue

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “Hope to stay healthy and have big performances out of our pitching this year and we should be OK. We should grow as the season moves along and be extremely competetive all year long.”

MEMPHIS YELLOWJACKETS

COACH: Guy Walsh

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 6

KEYRETURNERS: J.J. Crouse, Tommy Kaliszewski, Aaron Gillespie, Brenden Francis, Dillon Mitchell, Nolan Addington

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 6

2014RECORD: 21-6

CONFERENCE: GTC East

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We lost quite a bit of talent last year, but we also brought a lot back. We are young in age but, we have a lot of experience. Last year, winning disticts was fun, but we didn’t accomplish what we set out to do. Our goals haven’t changed — a GTC East, district, regional and state title.”

PORT HURON BIG REDS

COACH: Kyle Sheppard

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 7

KEYRETURNERS: Ravin Randall, Tony Fayed, Ryan Page, Austin Schneider

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 7

2014RECORD: 12-17, 6-9 MAC Blue

CONFERENCE: MAC Blue

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “The season outlook is promising, we’ll be relying heavily on our seniors in 2015. However, the future of the program seems to be very bright as well.”

PORT HURON NORTHERN HUSKIES

COACH: Bob Kearns

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 4

KEYRETURNERS: Dallas Chicone, Luke Scahill, Brett Manis

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 9

2014SEASON: 19-13

CONFERENCE: MAC Blue

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “Keys to having a good season this year will be the development of the young players coming up from JV. Last year both JV and varsity had good years and we look to have those incoming players be instant contributors on defense, offense and on the mound.”

ST. CLAIR SAINTS

COACH: Denny White

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 4

KEYRETURNERS: Jared Ambrose, Adam Tobey, Jake Romine, Aaron Lawrence

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 12

2014RECORD: 19-12

CONFERENCE: MAC Blue

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We graduated 12 seniors and all nine starters. We will be young but enthusiastic. Our early practices have been crisp in a positive learning environment. We will rely on our seniors to set the tone and become mentors to the underclassmen and help us become competitive in the MAC Blue.”

RICHMOND BLUE DEVILS

COACH: Scott Evans

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS:7

KEYRETURNERS: Evan Kratt, Jake Schmidt, Dillon McInerney, Dan Fistler

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 7

2014RECORD: 35-4, Division 2 state runner-ups

CONFERENCE: BWAC

COACH’SOUTLOOOK: “This season will be a work in progress, trying to find out our identity and what kind of team we will be. Seniors will need to help choose our path. How fast we gel and become a team rather than individuals will determine our success. We do not have a lot of varsity experience at key positions on the field defensively, its important to play as many game as possible to grow and get much needed experience.”

YALE BULLDOGS

COACH:Brian Fowler

RETURNINGLETTERWINNERS: 10

KEYRETURNERS: Garrett Bondy, Jacob Ramsey, Jared Ramsey, Austin Snider, James Fuhrman, Brennan Kersten, Felipe Macias, Christian Sokacz

LETTERWINNERSLOST: 2

2014RECORD: 22-9

CONFERENCE: BWAC

COACH’SOUTLOOK: “We need to stay healthy to accomplish our goals for the 2015 season. Everyone has been working hard to ensure that we continue to build upon the success that was accomplished last season.”

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