Veteran hurlers to lead Raiders

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 29 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Mike Wertman – Leading the Barker High varsity baseball squad this season is this foursome of Brad Wilson, Tim Flint, Alonzo St. Louis and Jacob Desmarais.

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

Seniors Tim Flint and Alonzo St. Louis and sophomore Brad Wilson all bring valuable varsity pitching experience to the Raiders lineup. When not on the mound Flint plays shortstop, Wilson third base and St. Louis catcher.

The Raiders also return varsity experience in senior Jacob Desmarais (centerfield), junior Tanner Gregoire (first base/outfield/pitcher) and sophomore Doug Bachman (second base).

Versatility will certainly be critical for Barker’s small 10 man roster which also includes junior Dillon Mangan, sophomore Kyle Secore (infield/pitcher), freshman Jacob Meister (first base) and eighth grader Collin Webb (outfield).

“The key is we have to get outstanding pitching and we have some good experience,” said Coach Rob Mucha. “We don’t have big numbers and we’ve got a lot of young players so we’re hoping our young kids come through.”

The Raiders are scheduled to open the N-O season at Newfane on April 2.

Barker’s schedule is as follows:
March 31 – Alexander, 4:30 p.m.
April 1 – Holley, 4:30 p.m.
April 2 – at Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
April 4 – at Albion, 4:45 p.m.
April 7 – Akron, 4:45 p.m.
April 8 – at Lyndonville, 4:15 p.m.
April 10 – at Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
April 17 – at Byron-Bergen, 11 a.m.
April 21 – at CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
April 23 – Medina, 4:45 p.m.
April 25 – at Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
April 28 – Kendall, 4:30 p.m.
April 30 – Newfane, 4:45 p.m.
May 1 – Albion, 4:45 p.m.
May 5 – at Akron, 4:45 p.m.
May 7 – Wilson, 4:45 p.m.
May 8 – CSAT, 4:45 p.m.
May 12 – at Medina, 4:45 p.m.
May 14 – Roy-Hart, 4:45 p.m.
May 15 – CCA, 4:30 p.m.