2016 North Salem Tigers
Coach — Rob Gilchrist
How many years have you been coaching at your current school? This will be my fifth season. Joe DiMauro has been our assistant the last five years and Matt Mackenzie has been our pitching coach the last two years.
How did your team fare last season? Overall record was 9-12. Lost to Briarcliff in the opening round of the Class B playoffs.
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Phil Capra, Rob Cocuzzo, John DelBono, Drew DiMella.
Who are your key returning players? Adam Bitondo Sr., INF/OF; Danny Capra Sr., P/INF; Adam Concadoro Jr., P/INF; David Corradi Sr., OF; Jesse Fleming Jr., INF; Phil Foglia Jr., INF; JB Healy Jr., P/INF; Connor Mahoney Jr., P/OF; Evan Zambelletti Sr., OF.
How do you feel about your pitching entering the season? Pitching will be our strength.
Your lineup? We have a nice mix of hitters on both sides of the plate. Our question for the next few weeks is what spot do they belong in.
Your defense? We have some important positions to be filled in our defense. Catching remains our primary focus after losing our four-year starting catcher Phil Capra to graduation.
How would you describe your philosophy on how the game should be played? We put forth the effort and have the mindset of getting better each day.
How would you assess your team’s chances this season? This will mark the first year we enter Class C play.
When is your opening game? April 2 at John Jay-Cross River.
On deck: Pleasantville
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