Orange will field an experienced team in 2013

Coach David Olbert

Coach David Olbert

Orange schedule

April 17 @ Keene

April 19 @ Chazy

April 22 Minerva-Newcomb @ Long Lake

April 24 @ Johnsburg

April 26 Crown Point @ Indian Lake

April 27 Wells @ Indian Lake

May 1 @ Westport

May 3 Elizabethtown @ Long Lake

May 6 @ Wells

May 8 Keene @ Indian Lake

May 13 @ Newcomb

May 15 Johnsburg @ Long Lake

May 20 @ Crown Point

— Long Lake Central School teacher David Olbert returns to coach the Orange varsity baseball team this year in the hope of winning the division again and improving on the team’s 9-4 record.

The Orange could have a good shot at it; they lost only two seniors to graduation in 2012: first baseman Kevin Boya and center fielder Sam Miller.

“Along with several newcomers, I feel we should be very competitive in our division this year,” Olbert said. “Wells should offer the stiffest competition within our division and out of division Chazy and Crown Point will be difficult to beat.”

Eight of the 14 players on the Orange roster will be returning this year: seniors Collin Farrell (P/SS), Matt Moore (P/3B), Kyle Douglas (C), Arthur Jennings (OF) and Taylor Wells (OF); junior Shane Short (OF/C); and sophomores Henry Sandiford (P/SS) and Curtis Seaman (2B).

Six players are new: seniors Kyle McMurty (1B), Chaitin Giessen (1B/OF) and Vinnie Smith (OF); junior Robert Miller (OF); and sophomores Lance Gocke (OF) and Joey DeShaw (IF/OF).

“Returning our No. 1 pitcher from last season, Colin Farrell, will be key to our success,” Olbert said. “If he pitches well this year he will be hard to beat. Henry Sandiford and Matt Moore will also be in the rotation or come in relief. Newcomer Kyle McMurty may also offer some help on the mound.”

The Orange were expected to open their season at Keene on Wednesday, April 17 and had a game scheduled for Friday, April 19 in Chazy.

The Chazy Eagles beat the Orange in the quarterfinals last year.

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