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Prep Baseball '94: Sea View League

March 09, 1994

Newport Harbor

1993 RECORDS:

OVERALL: 6-19

LEAGUE: 4-10

COACH: Kirk Bates

RECORD AT SCHOOL: 26-45-1

RETURNING STARTERS YR. POS. B-T Zach Biehl Jr. C R-R Mike Buist Jr. P L-L Rett Coluccio Jr. LF/3B R-R Mike Freeman Jr. 1B L-L Brett Hlista Sr. SS R-R Scott Sandstrom Jr. CF R-R Dave Snowden Jr. RF R-R

TOP RETURNERS YR. POS. B-T Matt Burns Sr. 3B R-R Aaron Lisi Jr. 2B R-R

TOP NEWCOMERS YR. POS. B-T Tom Bullard Sr. LF R-R Chad Coluccio So. OF/3B L-R Chris Grodach Jr. P L-L Branon Love Jr. CF L-L Todd McMiniment Jr. P R-R Ryan Smith Sr. C R-R Joe Urban Fr. P/2B R-R

OUTLOOK

The Sailors took their lumps last season with six sophomore starters, but one of those youngsters who made an impact was Freeman, the team's lone returning all-leaguer. He and Hlista must produce in the middle of the lineup behind Sandstrom, the team's catalyst. Crucial to the Sailors' development is the role the seniors take on: Hlista, Burns, Bullard and Smith must step forward and accept some leadership responsibility. Buist is the No. 1 pitcher and should be ready by the time league play begins; he's rehabilitating a muscle imbalance in his arm. After that, it's Urban, Grodach and bullpen by committee; McMiniment, a transfer from Corona del Mar, gives the Sailors additional depth. Making the routine plays, offensively and defensively, should go a long way toward their success.

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