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Eagles diamond squad has good veteran core

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 April 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Anchoring the lineup for the Kendall baseball squad this spring will be this group of returnees including Justin Barrett, Zach Vogt, Colton Breslawski and Cody Spellan. Missing from the photo is Mookie Nauden.

Looking to keep the momentum from last spring’s strong sectional run, Kendall is prepping to head into Genesee Region League competition led by a nucleus of five returning starters.

That veteran quintet includes seniors Justin Barrett (outfield/pitcher), Mookie Nauden (outfield/pitcher), Zach Vogt (catcher) along with juniors Colton Breslawski (shortstop/pitcher) and Cody Spellan (third base/pitcher).

“It’s a small squad (11 players) but this group has clicked,” said Coach Tige Noni whose Eagles upset three higher seeded teams to reach the sectional finals last year before being nipped 3-0 by Avon in the Class CC title contest. “Our young kids will have to step up but our hopes are high. I think we can come together and be competitive.”

The Eagles key losses to graduation were pitcher Alex Sutphen, catcher Richie Swift, first baseman Garrett Love and outfielder Dave Hardenbrook.

Kendall is scheduled to open the G-R season at Lyndonville on April 7.

Kendall’s Schedule

April 7 – at Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
April 9 – at Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
April 13 – at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.
April 16 – Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.
April 22 – at Holley, 4:3 p.m.
April 24 – at Byron-Bergen/Elba, 4:30 p.m.
April 27 – Attica, 4:30 p.m.
April 29 – at Pembroke, 4:30 p.m.
April 30 – Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
May 4 – Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
May 6 – Notre Dame, 4:30 p.m.
May 11 – Byron-Bergen/Elba, 4:30 p.m.
May 12 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 4:30 p.m.