Eagles eye league title

Mountain View’s Scott Edwards who was named a Lackawanna League all-star last season, is returning to the lineup for the Eagle baseball team that finished with a 12-2 record last year. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

BY KEVIN WOODRUFF

Mountain View’s boys’ baseball team is back on the diamond after a successful 2010 campaign where the Eagles went 12-2 in Lackawanna League Division III play.

Coach Ryan McAndrew’s Eagles return several starters including seniors Julian Williams, Greg Adams, Dustin Compton, Scott Edwards and Karch Frantz.

The Eagles also bring back junior Joel Madas and sophomore Dylan Thomas.

Despite the solid group coming back, McAndrew said the Eagles lost their number one pitcher to graduation and are looking to Williams to take over that top spot.

“I think we’ve got the potential to compete for a league title,” McAndrew said. “As long as some of the guys get comfortable with new spots.”

He said that some of the players will have different spots hitting in the order, and will have to adjust to the changes.

In getting to the league championship, Mountain View will have to get past the likes of Lackawanna Trial, Montrose and Elk Lake.

 McAndrew said he will look to first-team Lackawanna League all-stars Williams, Madas and Edwards to help him out, while he thinks Frantz and Thomas will both be solid this season.

Mountain View’s boys’ baseball team is comprised of seniors Williams, Adams, Compton, Edwards, Frantz, Chris Herman and Thor Banks, juniors Madas, and Mike Wakalowski, sophomores Thomas, BJ Beeman, Jimmy O’Brien, Nate Goodenough, Tyler Walsh, Owen Flannery and Ricky Ord, and freshmen Dallas Pompey, Noah Pepper, Colby Thomas, George Shwartz, Matt Heller, Andy Adams, Brandon Hawm and Zach Feduchak.

Mountain View kicks off its season with an exhibition against Dallas at home on Wednesday, Mar. 23, at 4:30 p.m.

Full schedule:

Mar. 23, home against Dallas, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 25, at North Pocono, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 28, at Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 29, home against Lakeland, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 1, at Riverside, 4 p.m.

Apr. 4, home against Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, home against Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 11, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, home against Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, at Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 20, home against Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 26, at Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 9, at Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, home against Susquehanna, 4;30 p.m.

May 16, at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, home against Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Ridge 

Blue Ridge’s baseball team finished up its Lackawanna League Division III schedule last season with an 11-3 overall record under coach Greg Piechocki earning them a trip to the Class AA districts where the Raiders lost in the first round to Carbondale.

Full schedule:

Mar. 26, at Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

Apr. 4, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, at Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 9, at Athens, 12 p.m.

Apr. 11, home against Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, at Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, home against Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 22, at Northeast Bradford, 5 p.m.

Apr. 26, at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, home against Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, at Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

May 7, at Wyalusing, 1 p.m.

May 9, home against Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

May 16, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, home against Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Elk Lake

Elk Lake’s Warrior baseball team had an 8-6 Lackawanna League Division III record under coach Jim Phillips, and hope to improve this season and advance to Class AA district playoff action.

Full schedule:

Mar. 25, at Dunmore, 4 p.m.

Mar. 28, at Northeast Bradford, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 4, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, at Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 11, home against Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, at Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 20, at Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 26, home against Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, home against Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

May 9, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, home against Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

May 16, home against Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, at Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Forest City

Forest City’s baseball team looks to rebound from a tough 2010 season where the Foresters finished off with an 0-14 record in Lackawanna League Division III under coach Paul Nepa.

Full schedule:

Mar. 21, at Carbondale, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 25, at Western Wayne, 4 p.m.

Mar. 30, at Wallenpaupack, 4 p.m.

Apr. 4, at Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, home against Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 11, at Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, home against Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 20, at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 26, home against Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, home against Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, home against Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

May 9, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 16, home against Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, at Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Montrose

Montrose first-year coach Ryan Soden will look to propel the Meteors to success after a 5-9 finish in Lackawanna League Division III last season.

Full schedule:

Mar. 25, at Mid Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 29, at Wyalusing, 4:30 p.m.

Mar. 30, at Dunmore, 4 p.m.

Apr. 1, at Carbondale, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 4, at Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 11, at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, home against Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 18, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 20, home against Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 26, home against Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, home against Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, home against Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

May 9, at Susquehanna, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, home against Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 16, at Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, at Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Susquehanna

Susquehanna’s Saber baseball team finished out its Lackawanna League Division III schedule last season with a 6-8 record, missing the playoffs under coach Jamie Smith.

Full schedule:

Apr. 4, home against Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 6, at Deposit Central (N.Y.), 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 7, home against Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 11, at Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 14, at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 16, at Northeast Bradford (1st Liberty Tournament), 10 a.m.

Apr. 18, home against Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 20, home against Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 26, at Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, at Forest City, 4:30 p.m.

May 2, at Blue Ridge, 4:30 p.m.

May 5, home against Lackawanna Trail, 4:30 p.m.

May 9, home against Montrose, 4:30 p.m.

May 12, at Mt. View, 4:30 p.m.

May 16, at Western Wayne, 4:30 p.m.

May 18, home against Elk Lake, 4:30 p.m.