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.
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.
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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