Seahawks baseball will return this spring after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Coach Ed Crocker said, with just one senior this year, he and assistant coaches Bill Mansfield and Jesse Peters foresee several good seasons.
“Our core group has been playing together for a long time,” said Crocker. “We have strong pitching and three catchers which we're not used to. Three catchers – I've never had that before!”
Four Wiscasset Middle High School athletes, all first-timers on a baseball team, have joined the team to round out a 14-person roster, said Crocker. Wolverines Zach Littlefield, Brayden Peaslee, Eli Wager and Alton King are already showing promise in practices so far; partnering with Wiscasset will make for a great return for the program, he said.
Senior Jordan Carrier and junior Gryffin Kristan will be co-captains during the 15-game season which opens at home April 20 against Telstar.
Others on the roster are Finn Harkins, Aidric Canada, Dominick Dow, Maddox Cusumano, Cleyton Splaine, Sam Markowitz, Robert Shaw and Liam Thomas.
After the season opener against Telstar, the schedule pits the Seahawks against Spruce Mountain High School away at 1 p.m. April 22; Carrabec High School, home, 4 p.m. April 27; Dirigo High School, away, 4 p.m. April 29; Hall-Dale High School, home, 4 p.m. May 2; Lisbon High School, away, 4 p.m. May 4; Madison High School, home, 4 p.m. May 6; Monmouth Academy, away, 4 p.m. May 9; Mountain Valley High School, home, 4 p.m. May 11; Mt. Abram High School, away, May 13; Oak Hill High School, home, 4 p.m. May 16; SMHS, home, 4 p.m. May 18; Telstar, away, 4 p.m. May 20; Winthrop High School, home, 4 p.m. May 23; and Carrabec, away, 4 p.m. May 25.