Coach: Dave Jordan (second year)

Conference: KVAC Class: A North

Last year’s record: 12-5, lost in regional quarterfinals

Returning players: Seniors — Brandon Varney (C/P), Drew Lashua (2B), Austin Cox (SS), Kyle Romero (OF), Bo Norcross (2B); Juniors — Jarod Norcross Plourde (P/IF), Damien St. Pierre (P), Tyler Blanchard (OF/P), CJ Jipson (P/OF), Ben Harris (P/1B); Sophomores — Grant Hartley (3B/1B), Maxx Bell (C/OF).

Key losses: Lew Jensen (P/IF), Brandon Knapp (P/OF), Elijah Roe (OF), Luke Sterling (OF), Seth Sterling (IF/OF).

Promising newcomers: Junior — Mason Brushwein (OF); Sophomore — Tyler Libby (P/UT).

Season outlook: The Red Eddies ranked No. 2 in the region during the regular season a year ago and return the bulk of the team. EL could have one of the strongest pitching staffs in the state with Plourde, St. Pierre, Jipson, Varney and Blanchard all in the mix. Plourde and St. Pierre were KVAC all-stars in 2015. The Eddies also are strong up the middle. Cox is a proven leadoff hitter, while Varney and Lashua are three-year starters. There is potential for a deep playoff run.


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