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LHS looks to be back in contention

Friday, March 29, 2019 by Peter Car pcar@tnonline.com in Sports

If Andy Pitsilos is the coach of Liberty’s baseball program the goals will never change. The Hurricanes are coming off a 17-6 campaign last season, which saw them make a run to the District 11 6A semifinals. Pitsilos expects the team to be in similar position this spring, as the Hurricanes hope to continue to reload.

“Our outlook for the team and our goals never change,” Pitsilos said. “We want to win our division, then the league, and then the district title and compete in states. With the team we have all of our goals can be achieved.”

Returning players for the ‘Canes include Ben Piripavel, Sr., OF; Caleb Tereska, Sr., OF; Marcus Nales, Sr., SS; Jack Borneman, Sr., C; Caleb Gross, Sr., P/2B; Ben Kraihanzel, Sr., P; Todd Erney, Sr., 3B/P; Jack Lees, Sr., 1B; Antonio Zabala, Sr., OF; Chase Marsteller, Sr., C; Gabe Rodriguez, Sr., P; Ryan Diehl, Sr., P and Jack Rothenhausler, So., P.

Newcomers to the varsity fold are Brayden D’Amico, So., IF; Steven Super, Jr., P/1B; Andrew Walker, Jr., 3B/P; Ben Markovich, Sr., P; Ryan Pysher, Jr., 3B/C; Lukas Azzati, Jr., P/IF and Matt Klipple, Jr., Util.

“We need to work hard and stay focused,” said Pitsilos. “We have a deep pitching staff, experience, speed and very smart baseball players. We can’t get complacent or ahead of ourselves. There are a number of very good teams in the EPC, so winning is going to be a challenge.”