Rancho 2013 Baseball Capsule


Head coach: Tom Pletsch, eighth season

2012 record: 20-14 (11-3 Northeast)

Returning lettermen (starters): 11 (Six)

Top players: 3B/P Jose Verdugo, OF/P Dylan Pletsch (Jr.), OF Bryce Harrell (Jr.), OF Eric Allen (Sr.), OF Alex Jordan (Sr.), P Josh Mill (Jr.), P Max Cruz (Sr.)

Outlook: The Rams welcome back 11 lettermen from a painfully-young team last year that still managed to win 20 games and finish second in the Northeast.

Four pitchers (Verdugo, Dylan Pletsch, Mill and Cruz) who combined for 15 wins are back.

Dylan Pletsch also hit .459 with 22 RBIs, and other weapons Verdugo (.366, 32 RBIs), Harrell (.358, .530 OBP), Allen (.365, 16 RBIs) and Jordan (.326, 21 RBIs) should help to lead the offense.

"This group of kids played without any seniors last year and gained valuable experience," Tom Pletsch said. "The Rams are a work in progess, but should be around at the end to compete for a Northeast League title."

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