At a quick glance, I can’t say there are too many teams who will  have the framework of the Keshequa Indians baseball team as they head into the 2011 campaign. Despite a 10-9 record in 2010, this Indians team is out to prove they’re much better than that mark would indicate. Coach Ron Macomber (sixth year) noted,  "Eight starters are back from last year’s team including our top three pitchers. We could possibly be starting seven or eight seniors, so we’ll be relying on their experience.”

At a quick glance, I can’t say there are too many teams who will  have the framework of the Keshequa Indians baseball team as they head into the 2011 campaign. Despite a 10-9 record in 2010, this Indians team is out to prove they’re much better than that mark would indicate. Coach Ron Macomber (sixth year) noted,  "Eight starters are back from last year’s team including our top three pitchers. We could possibly be starting seven or eight seniors, so we’ll be relying on their experience.”


Experience is the key for this Keshequa ballclub as some very familiar names to opposing pitchers and hitters will be back in 2011.


A sound lineup is returning for Keshequa including  Korey Gillen (C-SS-P) .308,  21 RBIs, 2-2  4.18 ERA, Tim Layland  (P-OF) .286 2 HR, 15 SB, 2-1, 3.71 ERA; Dakota James (P-SS) .300,  20 runs, 6-6, 3.58 ERA; Sean Mattle (1B) .318,  15 runs; Kyle Karst (2B) .328, 14 RBI; Tim Jackson (3B) .281, 19 RBIs; Ben Johnson (OF). Newcomers include  Zach Todd (C) who hit .341 with 10 rbis after coming up mid way thgrough last season, Cyrus Acciaari  (1B-DH),  Tyler Piraino  (2B-P) and Kole Wagar (OF).


Coach Macomber added, "Experience is a big key as we’ll most likely have six players who will be starting for their third season. We’ll rely on Laylan, James and Gillen to anchor the pitching rotation. They and Mattle, Karst and Jackson will help out offensively. We’ll look to get better as the season goes on seven hope to contend  for a divisional and sectional title. This is a great group of youngsters to coach and we’re all looking forward to an exciting season. "


Keshequa opens its 2011 high school varsiy campaign on Wednesday, April 6, on the road in Pavilion. The Indians’ first home game will come on Monday, April 18, where Keshequa will entertain Attica at  4:30 p.m.