LHS baseball team returns strong on the mound

Lancaster High School varsity baseball team members from left are (front row) DJ Zeiler, Creston Saunders, Brendan Walker, manager Tristan McDaniels, Josh Woolard and manager Ryan Cammarata; (next row) assistant coach William Saunders, coach Scotty George, Jonathan Lee, Morgan VerMeer, Kelvin Davis, Jayden Chapman, Eli Pittman, Taylor Davis and coach Welby Saunders; (next row) Macs Crittenden, Toni Thomas, Tate Wilmore, Sean Thomas and Pierson Long. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The Lancaster High School Red Devils varsity baseball team returns almost intact from its 2021 season, when Lancaster finished as a regional semifinalist.

Coaches Welby Saunders and Scotty George return a full pitching staff of nine, led by seniors Brendan Walker and Jayden Chapman and junior Eli Pittman.

“We’re hoping [our pitching staff] will be a strength of the team,” said Saunders. “We’ve got a lot of guys back with experience and our defense should be strong.”

Pittman got the win in Lancaster’s season opening 17-1 slaughter of West Point and Walker got the win in the Devils’ 2-0 extra-inning win over Middlesex last Friday. Walker fanned eight batters in the….

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