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Prep Baseball '94: Garden Grove League : Bolsa Grande

March 05, 1994

1993 RECORDS:

OVERALL: 5-18

LEAGUE: 2-12

COACH: Vern Nelson

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 177-212-5

RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Tony Alcorn Sr. LF R-R Brian Baughman Sr. 3B-P R-R Alex Francisco Sr. SS R-R Kevin Michini Sr. OF R-R Bryan Moore Sr. P R-R Alex Navarro So. 1B L-R Rony Ralpho Sr. 2B R-R

TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Brent Caldwell Sr. P-1B R-R Anthony Gomez Sr. P R-R Andrew Gonzalez Sr. Util. R-R Ed Hallowell Sr. Util. R-R

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Dan Hendrix So. C R-R Jaime Lua Sr. OF R-R Glen Strzelecki Sr. OF R-R

OUTLOOK

Seven starters, six of them seniors, return from last year's last-place team. The experienced, but not flashy, group has Nelson excited. "We may not have the best athletes; we don't have anything to draw scouts," he said, "but this is the best group we've had in a long time. I think they'll play together. I think we'll surprise people. The last championship we won at Bolsa (in 1984) was with the kind of team we have right here." The team's unmistakable leader is Baughman, a first-team all-league player in football and basketball. "The next day after basketball ended, he's out here leading everybody," Nelson said. Baughman, who led the county in passing yardage this year, hasn't pitched since his freshman season, but he will be Nelson's ace this year. "If we'd have pitched him the last two years, we could have done some damage to his shoulder."

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