Osseo baseball team needs to fill many holes

by bob San

SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS

Third-year Osseo baseball coach John Groebner will try to mold an inexperienced team into a competitive unit in the tough Northwest Suburban Conference.

AJ Lyons will anchor a young Osseo infield this year. (File photos courtesy of Rich Moll)

AJ Lyons will anchor a young Osseo infield this year. (File photos courtesy of Rich Moll)

Last year the Orioles finished 10-11 overall and placed seventh in the conference. They lost to Coon Rapids 7-2 in the section quarters\final.

Osseo lost many starters from that team to graduation. Returning starters are outfielder Tony Stein, who was last year’s designated hitter, outfielder Grant Sealock, third baseman A.J. Lyons and pitcher Charlie Hohenstien.

Grant Sealock is a returning starter in the Osseo outfield.

Grant Sealock is a returning starter in the Osseo outfield.

Osseo will be lacking in varsity experience and depth but Groebner feels the young Orioles are eager to learn and compete.

“We have a lot of holes to fill left by last year’s senior class, but these young guys are up for the task,” Groebner said. “AJ Lyons looks to lead a young infield this year and Charlie Hohenstien is moving into the leadership role in the pitching rotation.  It could be a tough start but we look to be competitive with all the teams we will face.”

 

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