Western 2013 Baseball Capsule


Head coach: Tommy Krier, fourth season

2012 record: 9-21 (5-11 Southwest)

Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (eight)

Top players: P Josh Yocum (Sr.), C Ryan Garbowski (Sr.)

Outlook: Yocum. who will play at CSN next season, went 3-5 but struck out 68 in 49 2/3 innings last year. Garbowski, who hit .307 with 2 home runs and 28 RBIs also is back.

"The team will rely heavily on four-year starters Yocum, Garbowski and Javier Ruiz," Krier said. "The team has experience with eight returning starters and has improved the least three seasons.

"The team is hoping to record its first winning season in a long time."