Team: Lansing baseball
Last year's record: 9-14, 2012 regional champs
Coach: Mike Williams
Coach's record: 9-14
* senior Jake Patton, pitcher/infielder
* senior Brad Brown, pitcher/infielder
* junior Ryan Haller, pitcher/outfielder/infielder
* senior Stephan Schafer, pitcher/infielder
Newcomers to watch:
* sophomore Cole Muse, infielder
* sophomore Sage Hercera, infielder
* sophomore Sain Nixon, outfielder
Team outlook: STRENGTHS — Defensive hustle and offensive bat control are the biggest strong-suits Williams feels his team possesses heading into the season.
“I believe we will put the ball in play and I guarantee we will hustle, work hard and good things are going to happen,” the Lions coach said.
WEAKNESSES — Inexperience will be the biggest hurdle for the squad to overcome in 2013 as many new faces will dot the lineup.
Big games: May regional
Coach says: “I know we will play as a team. We will play hard, hustle and never quit. We are looking forward to a good season.”