Winter Warm-up – Warren

   April 2, 2012 12:35 am    0

 

Warren Dragons
Baseball
Coach (season, record): Jeff Passaro (14th season, 159-79)
2011 overall record: 14-3
2011 region record (place): 9-1 (champion)
2011 playoff results: Defeated Cathedral Prep 4-0 and lost to Grove City 8-3 in the District 10 playoffs.
Top players lost: Andrew Morrison, T.J. Latimer, Tyler Fantaskey, Alex Blakeley, Kyle Papalia, Rob Matie
Top returning players: Andrew Bevevino, Chris Danielson, Ed Dorunda, Matt Jaskolka, Preston McMeans, Hank Morrison, Kory Thomas, Kevin VanOrd
Assistant coaches: Rick Eaton, B.J. Salerno
Outlook: Warren made a solid run through the District 10 playoffs and came up just short against Grove City in the Class AAA championship. The Dragons lost several standout players to graduation, including first-team all-region catch Andrew Morrison and second-team outfielder T.J. Latimer. Warren also lost Tyler Fantaskey, Alex Blakeley, Kyle Papalia and Rob Matie to graduation. The Dragons have an experienced group to make another run. Andrew Bevevino (second base), Chris Danielson (outfield) and Ed Dorunda (utility) are returning first-team selections along with second-team first baseman Preston McMeans and second-team outfielder Hank Morrison. Matt Jaskolka, Kory Thomas and Kevin VanOrd are also back for the Dragons. Warren could also receive contributions from new players Dan Maeder, Cater Cerra, Jack Daley, Cameron McIntosh, Eddie Ord and Brad Walters. The Dragons return eight seniors to their lineup and could be a force in Class AAA this season.

Schedule
March
31 at Bradford 11 a.m.
April
4 Slippery Rock 4
11 Strong Vincent 4
13 at Girard* 4
16 at Harbor Creek* 4
20 Fort LeBoeuf* 4
23 at Oil City 4
25 at General McLane* 4
27 Corry* 4
30 at McDowell 4
May
2 Girard* 4
4 Harbor Creek* 4
7 at DuBois 4
9 at Fort LeBoeuf* 4
11 General McLane* 4
14 Meadville 4
16 at Corry* 4
18 Titusville 4
*Region games

Softball
Coach (season, record): Mark Bupp (6th season, 69-27)
2011 overall record: 12-8
2011 region record (place): 9-7 (tied for fourth)
2011 playoff results: Defeated Harbor Creek 8-6, Grove City 7-1 and Corry 2-0 before losing to Fort LeBoeuf 2-0 in the District 10 playoffs.
Top player lost: Shannon Moyer
Top returning players: Rachel Hasselman, Kristin Hultquist, Jaimie Eaton, Alexa Bupp, Kaitlin Ishman
Assistant coaches: Tony Hasselman, Ross Bevevino, Ed Loutzenhiser, Chet Munksgard
Outlook: Warren used its young team to make it to the District 10 Class AAA championship last spring. With everyone back except Shannon Moyer, the Dragons are a big-time threat to get back to the D-10 title game. Warren returns Rachel Hasselman, Kristin Hultquist, Jaimie Eaton, Kaitlin Ishman and standout pitcher Alexa Bupp. The Dragons could also receive big seasons from Erica Blair, Kennedy Walter, Valerie Latimer, Megan McIntyre and Meghan Loutzenhiser. Warren should be battle-tested by the time the postseason rolls around. Region 6 has developed into one of the top regions in District 10 with constant Class AAA favorites and several talented Class AAAA teams. The Dragons gained valuable experience last season and will be a tough this year.

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

— Tom Reisenweber

 

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