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We’re talking baseball

We’re talking baseball

WESTMINSTER, Md. – There are three critical components to any baseball team – hitting, pitching and defense. Most baseball coaches will say that if his team can excel in no fewer than two of those areas, it will be a successful season.

When McDaniel finally takes to the field for its opener, it will be the first time the Green Terror has set foot on a baseball field this spring. However, head coach Dave Seibert is optimistic that his team is much improved at every position and he is hopeful that can translate into a postseason berth.

Of its top four hitters a year ago, McDaniel lost only Russell Coover but does return Brandon Kline (Myersville, Md./Middletown) to anchor the defense in centerfield. Kline hit a team-best .405 from the leadoff spot, starting all 28 games.

Patrick Christopher (Union Beach, N.J./St. John Vianney) will flank Kline to the right after hitting .314 as a freshman.

Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North County) will once again reprise his role as the starting third baseman. A three-year starter, Pace hit .333 last year and is a .320 career hitter, needing 22 knocks to reach 100 hits for his career.

Zach Jones (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) immediate took hold of the No. 1 spot on the staff as a rookie and enters his sophomore campaign with the moniker of ace. Jones went 3-2 in nine appearances, making six starts with three complete games. In 42 2/3 innings, he had a 2.74 ERA with 36 strikeouts.

Danny Snight (Silver Spring, Md./St. John's College Prep) looks to bounce back to his freshman form after a 3-6 sophomore season in which he had a 5.55 ERA and 27 strikeouts.

Mike Freeman (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) will once again give the Green Terror a southpaw in the rotation after recording 17 strikeouts last season.

Click play below to watch and listen to Coach Seibert preview the upcoming season.

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2011 Baseball Preview
Mar 1, 2011

Making the grade
June 16, 2011 Making the grade
On a wing and a prayer
April 27, 2011 On a wing and a prayer
Early and often
April 26, 2011 Early and often
Bear of a day
April 25, 2011 Bear of a day
More rain...more changes
April 23, 2011 More rain...more changes
One-hit wonder
April 22, 2011 One-hit wonder
Going around
April 21, 2011 Going around
Baseball game postponed
April 20, 2011 Baseball game postponed
Ace in the hole?
April 17, 2011 Ace in the hole?
White-Out
April 15, 2011 White-Out
Crooked logic
April 14, 2011 Crooked logic
Ding-ding-ding
April 11, 2011 Ding-ding-ding
Two for the price of one
April 10, 2011 Two for the price of one
Weekend baseball changes
April 8, 2011 Weekend baseball changes
Two by two
April 6, 2011 Two by two
Baseball game postponed
April 5, 2011 Baseball game postponed
Getting offensive
April 3, 2011 Getting offensive
Less is more
April 2, 2011 Less is more
Give me five
March 29, 2011 Give me five
Six-Pack
March 26, 2011 Six-Pack
Roaring to victory
March 25, 2011 Roaring to victory
Home cooking
March 22, 2011 Home cooking
Throwing down
March 18, 2011 Throwing down
Going big again
March 16, 2011 Going big again
McDaniel racks up runs
March 14, 2011 McDaniel racks up runs
Big fifth keys win
March 13, 2011 Big fifth keys win
Bi-winning
March 12, 2011 Bi-winning
Making the most of it
March 2, 2011 Making the most of it
We’re talking baseball
March 1, 2011 We’re talking baseball
Walkoff wins it
March 1, 2011 Walkoff wins it