Armed with experience, Bolton boys are poised to advance

— They are joined by junior Kevin Wholey, who was one of the top Junior Varsity players last year, and is slated for second base.

This lineup, with their strong defense, will likely be playing with remarkably fewer errors, which posed a problem in 2013, Andrejkovics said.

“The kids realize the importance of limiting extra outs and the free passes,” he said.

On the mound in 2012, Persons gained a lot of experience, School Superintendent Ray Ciccarelli said.

“He’s versatile, a complete player both offensively and defensively, and he’s got a good head on his shoulders,” he said.

Joe Connery and Ben Blanchard, who both have promise, are likely to make key contributions, he continued.

Ciccarelli said that coach Mark Andrejkovics and Luke Schweickert both worked hard in 2012 and this year developing the athletes’ skills, as well as encouraging them toward their goals.

“Both coaches have tremendous experience, and the kids’ attitudes have been great — they are very positive regardless of last year’s record,” he said.

Andrejkovics said he’s looking forward to the season, which has a lot of promise.

“This year the players are very athletic and this provides us with flexibility defensively and on the mound,” he said.

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