By Will Willems
The Lebanon Tigers baseball team had a strong finish to the year last season, winning three out of four before falling to Crawfordsville in the sectional championship game.
The Tigers will look to build off of that momentum this season, which starts March 25.
“We finished up the end of last year really strong, in terms of getting to the sectional championship game,” Lebanon head coach Rick Cosgray said. “Although we didn’t get the ultimate goal, with as young as we were last year, to make the run that we did, we felt good about that. We hope that the experience that some of our younger kids got last year will pay dividends in the 2013 season.”
The Tigers lost three seniors from last year’s team, but feel good about the experience some of underclassmen got last year.
Lebanon will look to build off those experiences as the players have a full year of experience.
“Before we went into our summer ball season last year we sat down with the kids and talked about the good and the bad of last season and about what we learned to get to the sectional championship and beat quality teams like Frankfort and Western Boone to get there,” Cosgray said. “We want to build off that and the kids are ready to go and are excited for this year.”
For leadership, the Tigers have three seniors that they will turn to throughout the season.
They also have a strong junior core that saw a lot of time as sophomores.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Lebanon Reporter.