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Experience gained

Experience gained

WESTMINSTER, Md. – When the baseball season opens on Saturday, McDaniel has a couple of important things working in its favor. Not only has the Green Terror been able to be on its field for the vast majority of preseason, but the squad also returns experience at virtually every position on the diamond.

Senior captain Chris Longo (Monroe, N.Y./Monroe Woodbury) anchors the team from behind the plate after hitting a team-best .359 last season.

Marshall Betts (Berlin, Md./Stephen Decatur) and James Chiorello (East Windsor, N.J./Lawrenceville Prep) emerged in the power spots in the lineup as freshmen but both missed time with injury. Chiorello rapped out 33 hits, including 13 for extra bases, with 18 RBIs from the cleanup spot while Betts had 26 hits and 13 RBIs from the three hole.

Patrick Christopher (Union Beach, N.J./St. John Vianney) and Jimmy Najera (Fort Washington, Md./DeMatha) return to their corner outfield positions and will likely flank Betts and Chiorello in the lineup once again.

Christopher, the starting right fielder, had a team-high 39 hits and was one of just two players to start all 32 games last year. He added 17 RBIs, three doubles, three triples and a home run. Christopher was 9-for-10 in stolen bases.

Najera, the starting left fielder, led the team with four home runs, hitting .323 with 32 hits, four doubles and a triple. He also knocked in 16 runs.

The Green Terror also returns its pitching staff fully intact from a 2011 corps that ranked fifth in the Centennial Conference in earned-run average.

Zach Jones (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) will likely reprise his role as the ace of the staff after a recording a 3.47 ERA and fanning 46 batters last year.

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

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2012 Baseball Preview
Feb 23, 2012

Making the grade
June 13, 2012 Making the grade
Freeman records hit
May 5, 2012 Freeman records hit
Longo notches four hits
April 29, 2012 Longo notches four hits
Najera has two hits, RBI
April 25, 2012 Najera has two hits, RBI
Baseball game cancelled
April 23, 2012 Baseball game cancelled
Longo goes 3-for-3
April 9, 2012 Longo goes 3-for-3
Chiorello raps six hits
April 7, 2012 Chiorello raps six hits
Christopher goes 2-for-3
April 3, 2012 Christopher goes 2-for-3
Jackow raps four hits
March 31, 2012 Jackow raps four hits
Betts has three hits
March 30, 2012 Betts has three hits
Christopher goes 4-for-4
March 27, 2012 Christopher goes 4-for-4
Fiore has four-hit day
March 23, 2012 Fiore has four-hit day
LaSota has 3-for-4 day
March 16, 2012 LaSota has 3-for-4 day
Christopher notches five hits
February 26, 2012 Christopher notches five hits
Baseball opener postponed
February 24, 2012 Baseball opener postponed
Experience gained
February 23, 2012 Experience gained
Making the grade
February 2, 2012 Making the grade