Holley ‘9’ returns good veteran group

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 March 2020 at 3:58 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Helping to anchor the Holley varsity baseball team this season are these senior veterans Jamel Hildreth, Jake Norman, Kohl Morgan and Cody Tanis.

Unlike a year ago when Holley’s varsity baseball squad had only one returning starter this season the Hawks have a good returning contingent led by six seniors.

The Hawks veteran group includes catcher Jake Norman, pitcher/second baseman Cody Tanis, centerfielder/pitcher Jamel Hildreth, first baseman Kohl Morgan, third baseman/pitcher Tony Farruggia and outfielder Nick Ballard, all seniors.

The Hawks are also looking to freshman pitcher/shortstop Miles Lammes, junior pitcher Jayden Gibaud and senior outfielder Malachi Rowcliffe.

“We’ve got a lot of experience,” said Coach Dan Burke  whose Hawks are looking to rebound from last year’s 3-15 record. “It’s a pretty solid group overall. Our outfield should be better and I think we’ll have plenty of pitching. We’ve got a group of guys who play well together and I think we’ll be much better.”

Like all other area teams the start of the Hawks season has been put on hold due to the current Coronavirus caused school closing situation.