Tigers face rebuilding task on the diamond

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 March 2022 at 9:54 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Lyndonville’s veteran quartet includes Jack Whipple, Roman Heinsler, Maddox Stirk and Trenton Muck.

Having lost eight players to graduation, Lyndonville faces a bit of a rebuilding job heading into the up coming Genesee Region League baseball season.

Lyndonville, which went 11-3 in the league and 11-4 overall last spring, is anchored by a quartet of returning veterans including seniors Jack Whipple (outfield/catcher), Roman Heinsler (pitcher/infield), Maddox Stirk (first base/outfield) and junior Trenton Muck (outfield/pitcher).

The Tigers are looking for juniors Owen Mank (infield), Christian Garver (infield), Alex Farrell (outfield), Payton Grabowski (outfield/catcher) and senior Michael Marker (infield/pitcher) to help fill the holes caused by the graduation losses.

“We’ve got some holes to fill but we’re looking to be competitive,” said Coach Shane Price. “The big thing is we’re looking forward to getting back to a full season after last year’s was really shortened.”

Lyndonville’s graduation losses included Nathan Dillenbeck (shortstop/pitcher), Rolland Balcerzak (catcher/pitcher), Casey Winiecki (outfield/pitcher), Alex Barry (infield/pitcher), Anthony Moule (first base), Jacob Corser (infield/outfield), Dylan Burt-Hodgins (outfield/pitcher) and Hayden Woodward (outfield).

The Tigers are scheduled to host Wilson on April 4 in a non league contest before entertaining Oakfield-Alabama in the G-R opener on April 7.