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North Kitsap Baseball

Head coach: Jeff Weible

2018 record: 17-9 (9-3)

Key players: Kyle Green, sr., catcher; Isaac Richardson, sr., shortstop/pitcher; Jared Reister, sr., pitcher/outfield; Max Larsen, sr., second base; Tucker Gowin, jr., catcher/pitcher; Logan Chmielewski, jr., first base/third base/pitcher; Chris Schuchart, jr., third base; Josh Fisher, jr., outfield; Colton Bower, fr., utility.

Outlook: It should be another fine spring for the Vikings. They’re a little banged up to start the year with Green, the reigning Olympic League MVP out with a shoulder injury suffered during the football season, but there is plenty of talent all over the diamond. Richardson and Reister should form the core of a good pitching staff with Gowin and eventually Green providing plenty of middle-of-the-order pop. Schuchart is a candidate for a breakout year and there is plenty of speed in players such as Larsen, Fisher, Reister, Richardson. Bower, a freshman, is cited as having great potential with tremendous overall talent and a high baseball IQ. The Vikings may be the most fun team to watch this year with plenty of victories to boot.

Schedule: March 15-16, Ridgefield Tournament | March 20, 4:15 p.m., Bremerton | March 21, 4:15 p.m., at Kingston | March 22, 4 p.m., at East Valley Yakima | March 23, 1:30 p.m., at Fife (at East Valley) | March 25, 4 p.m., at Shorewood | March 27, 4:15 p.m., at Olympic | April 10, 4:15 p.m., North Mason | April 12, 4:15 p.m., at Port Angeles | April 15, 4:15 p.m., at Sequim | April 17, 4:15 p.m., at Bremerton | April 18, 4:15 p.m., Kingston | April 19, 5 p.m., at Decatur | April 22, 4:15 p.m., Olympic | April 26, 4:15 p.m., at North Mason | April 29, 4:15 p.m., Port Angeles.

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