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Prep Baseball 1994 / Small Schools : Liberty Christian

March 06, 1994

1993 RECORDS OVERALL: 15-8 LEAGUE: 6-2

COACH: RECORD AT SCHOOL Ray Clifton: 125-60

RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Bryan Davis So. 3B R-R Paul Malcom Jr. C R-R Carl Warmack Sr. 1B L-L

TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Greg Rule Jr. OF R-R Brian Smith Jr. Inf R-R Mike Winters So. OF L-L

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Ray Cook So. P L-L Tim Hardin Fr. P L-L Dave Trujillo So. Inf R-R Dave Vaccaro Sr. OF R-R

OUTLOOK

The Minutemen have been a league power under Clifton, who enters his 10th season at the team's controls. This season should be no different. "Catching and defense will be our strengths," Clifton said. "Our hitting will be fine and we've got a lot of talent and depth in the outfield." Malcom was a standout as a sophomore starter, batting .377 with 15 runs batted in. He also did a sound job defensively and was a first-team all-league selection. Davis started as a freshman and progressed with each game, batting .259 with 17 RBIs. Warmack (.298, seven RBIs) provides leadership in the infield. Clifton likes his outfield defense because of Rule and Winters. The Minutemen should have a young, quality pitching staff, anchored by Cook and Hardin. "The question for us," Clifton said, "is how quickly our pitching will develop."

SCHEDULE

March 8 at Riverside Woodcrest Christian; 12-19 at Redlands Calvary Chapel tournament; 22 at La Verne Lutheran; 26 vs. Downey Calvary Chapel.

April 5 vs. La Mirada Life Christian; 7 at Carlsbad Tri-City Christian; 14 vs. South Gate Southeast Lutheran; 19 at St. Margaret's; 21 vs. St. Michael's; 26 at Wildomar California Lutheran.

May 3 at South Gate Southeast Lutheran; 5 vs. St. Margaret's; 10 at St. Michael's; 12 vs. Wildomar California Lutheran.

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