DERRY — The Pinkerton varsity Astros are ready for baseball.
Coach Ron Manseau said 28 athletes tried out for the 18 roster spots on the Division 1 team.
Returning starters include senior shortstop Kyle Cahill, senior catcher Andrew Curran, senior outfielder Kruz Komaridis, senior pitcher Curtis Lonergan, senior pitcher Nick Pica, senior outfielder Brendan Rodgers, senior outfielder Drew Sutherland and senior pitcher Tim Viehoff.
Senior first-baseman Kyle Cherbonneau is also a returning varsity player.
Promising newcomers include freshman second baseman Tom Diskin, sophomore catcher Nate Rossi, junior pitcher/outfielder Dave Andrews, junior pitcher/first baseman Andrew Herlihy, junior pitcher/third baseman Brandon Paquin, junior pitcher/outfielder Rick Casey, junior catcher/second baseman Matt Marchman, junior pitcher/outfielder Stefan Burnett and junior first baseman Don Arsenault.
"Our pitching should be consistent this year," Manseau said. "We lost our number three and four hitters. We need to replace them to be successful scoring runs this year."
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