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Winter Warm-up – East

East Warriors
Baseball
Coach (season): Pat Hart (1st season)
2011 overall record: 0-17
2011 region record (place): 0-8 (fifth)
2011 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top player lost: Krishawn Day
Top returning players: Jacob Miller, Cesar Gonzalez, Kevin Lubak, Kidanny Perez, Justice Grant, Kevin Baeza, Jaden Ocasio, Alejandro Becerra, Shavon Spencer
Assistant coaches: Pat Rawa, Scott Wiesen, Mike Rydzewski, Kevin Ferrare, Pat Wolfe
Outlook: East will be under new direction once again this spring as Pat Hart takes over at head coach. The Warriors’ focus this season will picking up a few wins. East hasn’t won a game over the past two years and Hart is hoping to turn the program around under his leadership. Krishawn Day graduated but East returns Jacob Miller, Cesar Gonzalez, Kevin Lubak, Kidanny Perez, Justice Grant, Kevin Baeza, Jaden Ocasio, Alejandro Becerra and Shavon Spencer. The Warriors could also receive contributions from Tyler Slater, Zack Smith, Carlos Figueroa, Zach Pellegrino, Willie Horne, Josh Santiago and Alfredo Rosa. East is in a loaded region but has some winnable non-region games. Winning won’t be as important as building the program up this season, but the Warriors will be focused on getting their first win.

Schedule
March
28 Fairview 4
29 at Harbor Creek 4
April
2 General McLane 4
5 Girard 4
6 at Fairview 4
7 Seneca 11 a.m.
9 at Franklin 4
11 at Fort LeBoeuf 4
13 McDowell* 4
16 at Cathedral Prep* 4
18 Grove City 4
20 Strong Vincent* 4
23 at Seneca 4
27 at Central Tech* 4
30 Corry 4
May
2 at McDowell* 4
4 Cathedral Prep* 6:30
7 at Commodore Perry 3
9 at Strong Vincent* 4
16 Central Tech* 6:30
*Region games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Rob Hulsinger (10th season, 16-118)
2011 overall record: 0-15
2011 region record (place): 0-15 (ninth)
2011 playoff results: Did not qualify for the District 10 playoffs.
Top player lost: Brittni Rizzo
Top returning players: Cara Cohick, Taylor Balsinger, Nicole Denning
Assistant coach: Rick Prindle
Outlook: East is a tough team not to root for every time they step on to the field. The Warriors don’t have a lot of recent success but they show up each game and play hard. East lost pitcher Brittni Rizzo to graduation but the Warriors return Cara Cohick to start on the mound long with fellow seniors Taylor Balsinger and Nicole Denning. Balsinger will start at third base and Denning at second. East has a tough region schedule with perennial powerhouses on it along with two non-region games against Seneca.

Schedule
March
27 Fort LeBoeuf* 4
29 at Warren* 4
April
10 at Mercyhurst Prep* 4
12 Central Tech* 4
14 at Strong Vincent* 10 a.m.
16 McDowell* 4
19 at Corry* 4
21 Harbor Creek* 2
24 at Fort LeBoeuf* 4
26 Warren* 4
28 at McDowell* 11 a.m.
May
1 Mercyhurst Prep* 4
3 at Central Tech* 4
5 at Seneca 11 a.m.
8 Strong Vincent* 4
14 Seneca 4
15 Corry* 4
17 at Harbor Creek* 4
*Region games

– Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Baseball, Softball, Winter Warm-up

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