2016 Hastings Yellow Jackets
Coach — Jesse Waters
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? 16th year at Hastings.
How did your team fare last season? The team was 10-10 last year and lost to Valhalla in round one of the Class B playoffs.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Matt Linder, Jack Campson, Charlie Costello, Anthony Scoisa, Eammon Maher.
Who are your key returning players?
Elijah Gelfman-Randazzo, Jr. SS
Dan Civitano, Sr. P/3B
Will Weitzman, Sr. P/1B
Micheal Rotiroti, Sr. P/1B
Jordan Harding, Sr. CF
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? I feel better about the pitching after our first two scrimmages. I would like to develop a few more relief pitchers but to this point I have been pleasantly surprised.
Your lineup? The lineup right now is still a work in progress.
Your defense? The defense will change each game based on the pitcher for that day.
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? I believe that the team will be competitive in our games. We are just going to need solid pitching and defense for us to compete in the beginning of the year to give the offense a chance to catch up and reach it’s potential.
When is your opening game? Our first game is April 1st at Westlake.
On deck: Mount Vernon
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