Wheaton opens fall 2011 baseball season
After winning a district championship last spring, the Wheaton baseball team is hoping to use that momentum to start strong this fall.
This year's version of the baseball Bulldogs returns three key players who earned post-season honors for their performances last spring.
Third baseman Tyler Musick was an All-Ozark 7 honorable mention and All-District second team selection in Class 2. Sean Goostree, who pitched and played shortstop was a first team All-Conference and All-District choice. Kyle Robbins, who divides his time on the mound and in centerfield, also earned All-Conference and All-District first team nods.
The Bulldogs will have some spots to fill on the field after losing three seniors, Jakob Beck, Taylor Lombard and Darren Medley, from last year's championship team.
"We hope that the success from last year's team is not forgotten, but that players understand that this is a new year and they will have to earn any honors for this year's baseball team," said Coach Jason Webb, who is assisted by Rusty Roe.
"The fall baseball season does not have any post season play but is a great time for us to see where we are as a team and begin to fill some positions for the spring season," added Roe.
The squad opened the season on Monday night with an 8-6 win over Crane.