C/SG baseball 2013<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->In front from left are Austin Bauer, Tanner Gran, Jake Dolle, TJ Schultz, Levi Schulze and Kyle Jennings. Standing behind are Mason DeMorett, Seth Twite, Hunter Hoscheit, Brandon Tornstrom, Justin Burg, Joe Pettit, Kyle Sorenson, Harrison Speltz, Keenan Siminski, Kai Lidstrom and Tanner Langen. Not pictured are Blaine Storlie, Elliott Cross, Tanguy de Monval, Colton Lampert and Gavin Schroeder.<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->SGH/S. Lee Epps
C/SG baseball 2013

In front from left are Austin Bauer, Tanner Gran, Jake Dolle, TJ Schultz, Levi Schulze and Kyle Jennings. Standing behind are Mason DeMorett, Seth Twite, Hunter Hoscheit, Brandon Tornstrom, Justin Burg, Joe Pettit, Kyle Sorenson, Harrison Speltz, Keenan Siminski, Kai Lidstrom and Tanner Langen. Not pictured are Blaine Storlie, Elliott Cross, Tanguy de Monval, Colton Lampert and Gavin Schroeder.

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The biggest challenge for the Caledonia/Spring Grove baseball team this year will be an overall lack of varsity playing time. With only two returning letter winners, some young talent will need to step into leadership roles.

The team graduated eight seniors from last year's championship team. With veteran catcher Zach Kasten unavailable with an injury, this year begins with only two seniors and two juniors. Luckily, C/SG has 22 eager players who will contend for spots on the field in 2013.

"We will have everyone competing for playing time, which will drive our players to get better every game," head coach Dave Konz said recently.

"With almost all of our players having little or no varsity experience, and with the fact that we only return one pitcher from last year, it will take a while to see how things shake out at all positions."

Senior Blaine Storlie played third base and pitched 12 innings last year, going 1-1. He started in 23 games, hitting .227 while notching 10 runs batted in. The other letter winner is senior Jacob Dolle, who played sparingly at third.

"We will have a lot of young, inexperienced pitchers that will take some time to develop," Konz noted.

Storlie will be joined on the mound by junior Mason DeMorett and sophomores Kyle Sorenson, Tanner Langen and Kai Lidstrom.

All members of the sophomore pitching corps got some JV experience last season.

"In the field, we will look to Jake Dolle and a host of others to develop into positions," Konz said.