North Hills Baseball, 2016 Short Comings, 2017 success in store

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North Hills Athletic Department

Jason Lynn, Sports

It’s the fall season and baseball is still months away, but who isn’t excited to see this team after starting so hot and falling so early last season. I had the opportunity to speak with several players and what they’re thoughts were on the 2016-2017 season.

The 2015-2016 season for your NH Indians was tremendous, but fell short of expectations after an early loss in the playoffs. I asked Jared Lubbert about how he was feeling about this season and he said “Very confident, we’re a legit group with a great chance at section champs”. That’s a big statement considering the team has lost multiple everyday starters.

Another player that had some confident remarks about this year was Steve Miller. He said “This team is going to start out hotter than last years, and we wont cool off at any point. Last year at one point the team was steam rolling the division and rocked a 10-3 record. The baseball team is rocking a good starting team so they’re capable.

Last year the team was highly watched due to great play throughout the team. The Indians were playing great baseball the whole season and looked like they were going to cruise through the playoffs, but never amounted to what was predicted.

After the loss of pitching ace Mike Serpa the team will be looking for their new gem. I talked to Joey Pusateri and asked him who he believes will be the next ace and he kept it short “Me”. He’s got some big shoes to fill, but if anyone is capable it would be Joe.

The team is back to work for this season and have been at the weight room everyday. They started practicing this week and are going hard early. This season has a lot in store. “We have the talent to compete,” says Anthony Ruggieri.