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Barons Spring Sports Preview

Lima, OH – The Barons spring sports of Golf and Baseball have been hard at work the past two months with indoor practices, preparing for their upcoming seasons.

In the 2009 season, the Barons Golf Team had another successful year, but came just short of following up on their championship run of the previous year. Now, with only a few of the key contributors returning from last season, Head Coach Jim Maley is hoping that his new recruits can bring both energy and good play to the squad and get back up on the top of the ORCC podium.

Barons Golf Schedule

·  04/03/2010 @ OSU MARION** -

·  04/09/2010 @ OU CHILLICOTHE** -

·  04/10/2010 @ OU LANCASTER** -

·  04/16/2010 Barons Invitational Tournament at Hawthorne Hills** -

·  04/17/2010 @ UC CLERMONT** -

·  04/23/2010 @ OSU NEWARK** -

·  04/24/2010 @ OU ZANESVILLE** -

·  04/30/2010 @ UA WAYNE** -

·  05/01/2010 @ OU EASTERN** -

·  05/06/2010 ORC STATE TOURNAMENT PRACTICE ROUND @ MU HAMILTON -

·  05/07/2010 ORC STATE TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND AT MU HAMILTON -

·  05/08/2010 ORC STATE TOURNAMENT FINAL ROUND @ MU MIDDLETOWN -

 

 

Barons baseball entered 2009 with a lot of inexperience in every facet of the game, with the only returning player being utility man Brad Comstock. The 2010 squad however is vastly different, as they have over half of the starting lineup from 2009 returning, including Sophomore pitcher/infielder Chris Boyd of Lincolnview, who had an ERA of 3.32 and a batting average of .371, and a slugging of 1.000 in 2009. Another key offensive and defensive contributor returning is Sophomore centerfielder Adam Hemker of Delphos St. Johns. Hemker had a batting average of .351 & a slugging of .811 while also showing excellent range and a quality arm in centerfield. Other returning members include Sophomore catcher/pitcher Alan Hankinson of LCC, Sophomore pitcher Steve Nungester of Allen East, Sophomore if/of Codie Roberts of Shawnee, and Junior if/of Andy Wisher or Spencerville.

There are also a lot of new faces to the 2010 Barons Baseball squad, and first year Head Coach, Abe Ambroza is expecting a lot out of his first freshman class. “We have a lot back from last year that I expect to contribute, but at the same time we are going to be expecting a lot from our first year guys, they have been working very hard and I believe we are preparing well for the beginning of the season. Our first week will be a great test for these young men as we go out and play 10 games the first 8 days of the schedule”, said Coach Ambroza. The Barons open the season with trips to OU Chillicothe at Paints Stadium, Clark State at The Athletes in Action Baseball Complex in Xenia, NAIA affiliated Cincinnati Christian, NAIA powerhouse University of the Cumberlands, and then a trip 15 mile east to take on NCAA Division III neighbor Ohio Northern University. When asked about this season’s challenging schedule, Coach Ambroza replied, “I’ve always believed that to be the best, you have to play the best. I am very excited about the opportunity to play each and every one of these teams to open our season!”

 

Barons Baseball Schedule

·  03/20/2010 @ OU CHILLICOTHE - DH - 1:00

·  03/22/2010 @ AIA VS CLARK STATE - 7 INN - 2:30

·  03/22/2010 @ AIA VS SOUTHERN STATE - 7 INN - 11:30

·  03/24/2010 @ CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY - DH - 2:00

·  03/25/2010 @ UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS - DH - 2:30

·  03/27/2010 @ OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY - DH - 2:00

·  03/30/2010 @ MU MIDDLETOWN - 9 INN - 4:00

·  03/31/2010 VS OU CHILLICOTHE - 9 INN - 4:00

·  04/01/2010 VS CLARK STATE - 9 INN - 3:00

·  04/03/2010 VS OU LANCASTER** - 7 INN - 1:00

·  04/06/2010 @ OSU NEWARK** - 7 INN - 4:00

·  04/07/2010 VS MU HAMILTON - 9 INN - 4:30

·  04/10/2010 @ OU ZANESVILLE** - DH - 1:00

·  04/11/2010 VS SOUTHERN STATE - DH - 1:00

·  04/14/2010 @ MU HAMILTON - 9 INN - 7:00

·  04/15/2010 @ OU LANCASTER** - 7 INN - 4:00

·  04/17/2010 VS OSU NEWARK** - DH - 1:00

·  04/20/2010 @ OSU NEWARK** - 7 INN - 4:00

·  04/21/2010 VS CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN UNIVESITY - DH - 2:00

·  04/24/2010 VS OU ZANESVILLE** - DH - 1:00

·  04/25/2010 VS MU MIDDLETOWN - 9 INN - 1:00

·  04/27/2010 VS OU LANCASTER** - 7 INN - 4:00

·  04/29/2010 VS ROCHESTER COLLEGE - DH - 2:00

·  05/01/2010 @ OU LANCASTER** - 7 INN - 1:00

·  05/05/2010 FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS/ALUMNI GAME - 9 INN - 4:00

·  05/07/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -

·  05/08/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -

·  05/09/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -

·  05/14/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -

·  05/15/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -

·  05/16/2010 ORC TOURNAMENT -