Raiders look for rebound season

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 31 March 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Anchoring the lineup for the Barker baseball team this spring will be this veteran trio of Doug Bachman, Tanner Gregoire and Brad Wilson.

Led by a trio of All-League honorees, Barker is taking aim at improving upon last year’s 4-10 Niagara-Orleans baseball record.

Junior pitcher Brad Wilson and senior utility man Tanner Gregoire, who both earned second team N-O All-League honors, and senior second baseman/pitcher/catcher Doug Bachman, who received Honorable Mention, anchor the Raiders lineup.

Barker also returns varsity experience in junior Kyle Secore (utility), sophomore Jake Meister (first base) and freshman Collin Webb (outfield).

The Raiders small, underclassmen dominated roster also includes juniors Mike Snell (shortstop/pitcher) and Jared Ginther (outfield) along with sophomores Ed Wasnock (infield/pitcher) and Devon Mangan (catcher).

“We have good experience and we should be ok pitching which should keep us in games,” said Coach Rob Mucha. “It’s a small squad though so keeping everyone healthy will be key.”

Barker is scheduled to host Roy-Hart in the N-O opener on April 9.

Barker’s Schedule

April 1 – at Kendall, 12 p.m.
April 2 – Alexander, 12 p.m.
April 8 – Lyndonville, 4:30 p.m.
April 9 – Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
April 10 – at Holley, 4:30 p.m.
April 13 – Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
April 15 – at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
April 17 – at Medina, 4:45 p.m.
April 20 – Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
April 22 – Albion, 4:45 p.m.
April 24 – at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
April 29 – at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
May 1 – at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
May 4 – Akron, 4:45 p.m.
May 6 – Medina, 4:45 p.m.
May 7 – at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
May 11 – at Albion, 4:45 p.m.
May 13 – CSAT, 4:45 p.m.