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Faith Lutheran 2013 Baseball Capsule

FAITH LUTHERAN

Head coach: Blair Neagle, first season

2012 record: 17-13-1 (9-7 Northwest)

Returning lettermen (starters): Nine (five)

Top players: P/UT Brenden Meyer (Sr.), OF Caleb Summerhays (Sr.), P/IF Tyler Trageton (Sr.), IF Andrew Hudgins (Sr.)

Outlook: The Crusaders narrowly missed competing in the Sunset Region playoffs last year, finishing in a fourth-place tie in the Northwest League.

They return some valuable offensive weapons in Summerhays (.333, 4 HR, 13 RBIs), Trageton (.287, 2 HR, 22 RBIs) and Hudgins (.264, 12 RBIs) and a solid pitcher in Meyer (2-2, 3.29 ERA, also .333 batting average).

"We have good senior leadership and good pitching depth," Neagle said. "We have a difficult non-league schedule and should have a pretty good idea of how good the team is by the time league begins in April."

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