2014 Mojave Baseball Capsule


Head coach: Daniel LaSalle, third season

2013 record: 13-17 (3-7 Sunset, fifth)

Returning lettermen (starters): 10 (seven)

Top players: LF/C Cory Tobin (Sr.), RF Chase Anderson (Jr.), Tyler Ledgister (Jr.), CF/P Ryan Lawrence (Jr.), 1B/P Tyson Goodrich (Sr.), P Alex Smith (Sr.), C Reese McClain (Fr.)

Outlook: The Rattlers welcome back seven starters from a team that finsished fifth in the Sunset League.

Tobin hit. 379 with 13 RBIs, and Goodrich hit .312 with 17 RBIs last year. Lawrence hit .444 in an injury-shortened season.

“We look to rebound from an injury-plagued season that saw us lose our top three pitchers for the year,” LaSalle said. “Most of the team has been together three years, and if we can stay injury-free, we can make a deep playoff run.

“This group has a great focus and a team-first attitude that we know will translate into success.”