Baseball Welcomes New Players

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L. Epperson

Tennyson May, Sports Editor

The men’s baseball team looks to have yet another successful season with a fresh, almost completely new starting lineup. Despite returning only three starters from last year’s team, the boys still have high expectations for the season.

“People think we don’t stand a chance, but I have high hopes for the team,” Drew Jackson ‘12 said.

The team is off to a good start with a 4-1 record. The team destroyed Tennyson and Skyline and beat Los Gatos and and San Marin in moderately closer games. Their only loss was a close game against Heritage.

Jackson, Paddy O’Brien ‘12, and Matt Bonomo ‘12 are the only returning starters and provide leadership for the team along with Spencer Marx ‘12, who is out for the season due to a Tommy John surgery that he underwent last year. Jackson, O’Brien, and Bonomo all plan to play in college at Stanford, Santa Clara, and Amherst, respectively. The three also provide most of the batting power for their team.

The team is very senior heavy and tightly knit. They hope to add to their already strong team chemistry and use it to make the improvements necessary for them to be successful this year.

While the team has strong batters, the boys need to compensate for the loss of their pitcher, Marx. They look to Jonathan Hong ‘12 to give them a lot of help on the mound.

The boys are also counting on their new players to step up. New additions to the team include Conor Bruen ‘13, Andrew Rosensweig ‘14, and Brandon Armosino ‘14.

“I think Bruen has a lot of potential,” said Marx. “He could really provide for us offensively.”

The boys expect to do well in both league and NCS, with their main competition being a strong Campolindo team.