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Transfers lead baseball

Tyler Cates
Guest Writer

The Shorter baseball team is putting on the final touches for what they hope will be a great year. Second year head coach Wes Timmons has added many new pieces — 19 freshman and four junior college transfers.

“I am excited about having a new group of players who are eager to change this program into what we are hoping it will be,” Timmons said.

The Hawks will be looking for some junior college transfers to play vital roles this year. Coker College transfers Will Winslow and Jack Leech are two fifth year seniors who the Hawks will rely on to lead their high-powered offense. Two other big transfers that the team is counting on are Isaiah Maddela at shortstop and left-handed pitcher Jesse Wheeler out of the bullpen.

“I’m excited to see how this recruiting class and the transfers that coach brought in will do. Shubert, Banks and Pintaro will help us pitching wise, and the transfer guys such as Will and Jack will definitely bring us experience,” Wheeler said.

The team will also look for key contributions from senior middle infielder Patrick Sanderson, first baseman Dustin Lawson and right fielder Blaze Vasquez.

Vasquez said, “I am going to try and provide the same offense that I did last year and hopefully do better this year. I also hope to be a good leader to this talented group of freshmen we have.”

Wes Timmons and his team are picked to finish 11 in the Gulf South Conference this year.