If you subscribe to the time-worn postulate about pitching being 90 percent of baseball, then you can appreciate the level of optimism at Gresham Community School this spring.
The Wildcats, who return seven starters from last year’s squad, have a glut of talented arms at the ready, and a serious run at a Central Wisconsin Conference-10 title is anticipated.
“We’re looking forward to a great season,” Gresham coach Scott Cerveny said. “We’re set in the pitching position.”
Gone from the 9-12 club of a year ago is Scott Cerveny Jr., who as a pitcher, catcher and shortstop was a unanimous all-conference pick.
Back for another go are senior second baseman Kevin Ile, senior pitcher-catcher Christian Haffner, senior left fielder and third baseman Riley Neitzer, junior infielder-outfielder Beau Hoffman, sophomore pitcher and shortstop Neal Cerveny, sophomore pitcher and center fielder Derek Bowman, and sophomore pitcher and first baseman Ray Creapeau.