Hawks face diamond rebuilding task

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 23 March 2019 at 12:29 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Looking to help lead Holley into the upcoming season are, in front, Miles Lammes and Tony Farruggia. In back are Cody Tannis, Jake Norman and Matt Skehan.

Hit hard by graduation with the loss of nine seniors, Holley looks to be facing a bit of a rebuilding job heading into the upcoming Genesee Region League baseball season.

Led by the lone returning starter, senior Matt Skehan (pitcher/shortstop), the Hawks are also looking to juniors Cody Tanis (second base/third base), Jake Norman (catcher), Tony Farruggia (outfield), sophomore Jayden Gibaud (pitcher/infield) and eighth grader Miles Lammes (pitcher/shortstop).

“We graduated everyone but one starter so we’re very young,” said Coach Dan Burke. “The kids are working hard and they’re very willing to learn. It will be interesting to see this group develop. By the end of these season it should be a very good group.”

Holley’s graduation losses include Patrick Bower (catcher/pitcher), Sammy Lammes (shortstop/pitcher/catcher), Ryan Andrews (third base/pitcher) and Brandon Dillenbeck (second base)

The Hawks are slated to open the season by competiting in a tournament at Medina on March 30.

(Games at 4:30 p.m. unless noted)
March: 30 – at Medina Tournament, 9 a.m.
April: 5 – at Barker, 9 – Byron-Bergen, 12 – at Pembroke, 15 – at Oakfield-Alabama, 22 – Notre Dame, 23 – at Kendall, 25 – at Northstar, 26 – Elba, 29 – at Lyndonville, 30 – Attica.
May: 3 – at Byron-Bergen, 7 – Alexander, 13 – at Attica, 15 – Barker, 17 – vs. Alexander at Cooperstown, 1:30 p.m.