Oak Hill baseball 2017 preview

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Coach: Chad Stowell (First year)

Class: B; Conference: MVC

Last year’s record: 5-11

Returning athletes: Seniors — Kaleb Morrisette (P/OF), Matt Clifford (P/1B), Brent Mulherin (OF/P), Adam Mooney (C/INF), Austin Noble (3B/P); Juniors — Colby Webster (SS/2B), Jonah Bergeron (C/INF); Sophomores — Reid Cote (P/OF/1B), Casey Dion (P/IF).

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Key losses: Dalton Therrien, Jonah Martin, Conor Nilsson, Connor Elwell, Duncan Trotter.

Promising newcomers: Senior — Austin Gayton (OF/P); Sophomores — Ethan Barnett (INF/P), Caleb Treadwell (OF/P).

Season outlook: After missing the playoffs last year, the Raiders hope for a return under the guidance of Stowell, a former player and assistant coach in several sports at Oak Hill. He has a good mix of experienced and new talent to make a playoff push. Mulherin and Clifford were all-MVC honorable mention last year. Stowell believes they have enough talent around them to compete but have to maintain some consistency.

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