Leavitt baseball 2017 preview

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Coach: Larry Angello (First year)

Class: B; Conference: KVAC

Last year’s record: 10-8 (Lost in Class B South quarterfinals)

Returning athletes: Seniors — Lucas Perry (C), Nate Ouellette (3B), Nick Angello (2B), Ian Godfrey (1B), Drake Goupil (OF); Juniors — Brian Hewitt (SS/P), Tim Albert (SS/P), David Herman (P).

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Key losses: Chad Morin, Julian Kirouac, Kevin Knight, Zac Dymond, Chandler Lajoie, Christian Callahan, John Rousseau.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Josh Chouinard (Util.) ; Juniors — Bryce Hudson (OF), Garrett DeRocher (OF); Sophomore — Oren Shaw (OF/P); Freshmen — Alan Peabody (INF/P), Darren Hewitt (INF), Eli Lind (C).

Season outlook: Angello takes over at the helm after serving as a varsity assistant the last two years. He inherits an experienced team with virtually the entire starting infield returning. Juniors Hewitt and Albert anchor the pitching staff, which should be solid. The Hornets have good team speed, which Angello hopes to use to put pressure on the opposition. Balance and experience should put them in good position for another playoff run.

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