"We have kids that throw strikes, and we have demonstrated making the routine plays.
Any offense we get that exceeds our expectations will certainly give this team an edge." Rolling Meadows Coach: Jim Lindeman (14th season, 229-222) Last year: 7-27 (6th, MSL East) Key losses: Brett Gibson, Jack O'Neil, Sean O'Brien, Ryan Differding, Terry Moran (Roosevelt) Returnees: Seniors: Ryan Laboda, INF-P; Luka Pavlakis, OF; Ellis Shalton, OF/P; Mark Dillon Inf/P; Trent Mc Nally, Inf/P; Alex Rezny, Inf/P; Hank Holm, C Newcomers: Juniors: George Bravos, Inf/P; Frank Storniolo, Inf/OF; Don Mrofcza, OF/P; Jack Lincoln, Inf/P; Justin Thompson, OF/P; Marco Perez, Inf/P; Mark Nolan, Inf/OF.
Newcomers: Juniors: Ryan Uehara, CF; AJ Navarro, LF/INF; Joe Leone, P; Brett Taucher, P. Outlook: Two-time defending MSL conference champs Elk Grove look for a three-peat with a trio of senior pitchers.
Camacho, who is committed to Auburn, and Maday, who has committed to Wisconsin-Oshkosh, will be joined by the hard-throwing Lopez to give the Grens experience and depth from the bump.
Key losses: Justin Hasek (Galveston College), Adam Apel, Trey Cervantes Returnees: Seniors: Ben Moran, LF; Joe Pinakidis, CF; Justin Meyer, P.
Juniors: John Carpinelli, SS/P; Tyler Rundquist, C; John Lundgren, OF/P. Newcomers: Seniors: Cedric Cavazos, C; Eric Merker, OF; Cooper Hays, P; Connor Burhop, P; Kurt Kelly, INF; Kevin Hanson, INF; Chris Fox, P.
Returnees: Seniors: Ryan Molini, C/P; Brendan O'Brien, P/OF; Pasquele Atteo, P; Jake Aumueler, OF; Travis Gates, INF, Jake Arndt, P; Luke Wrede,1B; Tyler; Engquist, 1B SR Newcomers: Juniors: Grant Zellmer,3B; John Morgan, Inf; Ben Courtney OF/P; Tim Krause, OF/P; Grant Whitebloom, OF; Ryan Roggeman, Inf. The offense is a still untested, but the Knights still have a nice summer session.
JR Soph: Ryan Howe, INF; Anthony Catalano, Inf; Richie Bazcek, OF/P; John Cyzlowski, P/Inf; Adrian Perez, Inf; Outlook: Although graduation took a huge toll on the Knights, the cupboard isn't really that bare. "We are encouraged with our pitching and defense right now," Giusti said.
Newcomers: Juniors: Matt Abfall, OF; Tom Barnes, 2B/OF; Zach Blevins, OF; Alberto Garcia, OF; Quinn Gaudatis, P; Tyler Haffey, C; Mark Losacco, P; Andrew Berg, C/OF; Soph: Chris Rodriguez,1B/3B; Cade Oneal, 2B; Owen Goldsberry, OF.
Outlook: Harris, who hit .400 and was all-conference last year, looks to lead the Huskies back from a disappointing season.
"The team has worked extremely hard in the off-season and we have great team chemistry," Miller said.