BY YANEEK SMITH
Coach: Ryan Wiechman
Last year: 6-22 (1-9 SBC Bay)
Outlook: Port Clinton coach Ryan Wiechman, now in his third season, thinks this could be the year his club establishes itself as a competitor in the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division.
“Talent-wise, this is probably the best we’ve had since I’ve been around,” he said. “From top to bottom, our roster is pretty solid. I’m optimistic on the talent we have. We’ve got a good mix of the core of our sophomores and juniors.”
The lineup isn’t set in stone, but Mackenzie Martinez will likely hit first. Maddie Wiechman will hit second, followed by Ashton Sanchez, Alliyah Wharton, Addisynne Siefke, Isabella Cross, Kennedy Adkins, Paeja Leow and Olivia Emerson. Jan Torres, Cam Schmidt, Olivia Marez and Keilynn Mazur will see time as well.
Sanchez is the No. 1 pitcher. Martinez and Wharton could also see time in the circle, too.
Wiechman believes his players should be able to ease into their roles this season.
“In other years, we were putting girls where we needed them to be,” he said. “This year, we’re putting people where they belong.”
Wharton burst onto the season this season, hitting three home runs in the first three games.
Could the Redskins establish themselves as legitimate contenders in the Bay Division?
“I know Oak Harbor went to Florida and played some good teams,” Wiechman said. “I know Huron has some injuries, and the Bay Division is always hard.”