Cooper Sayward rounds the bases after hitting a home run.
Back to being the Eagles, the now-solo Westport varsity baseball team will field a roster that includes seniors Ethan Markwica and Cooper Sayward; juniors Gabe Schrauf and Garrett Reynolds; sophomores James Stone, Ryan Davis, John Doyle, Tyrell Tryon and Lloyd Staats; freshmen Domenic Banish and Aaron Schrauf; and eighth grader Sam Napper.
What the coach says:
“Keene will not be merging with us this year so we are back as the Westport Eagles. Graduation hit us hard and we have two returning starters so our focus is on re-grouping and getting our players ready for varsity level competition. The rest or our roster will be filled with players with little or no varsity experience.
“Ethan Markwica and Cooper Sayward are my seniors and anchor my starting pitching staff along with freshman Domenic Banish and eighth grader Sam Napper. Our offense will not feature the power of the old Westport-Keene offense, but I look for our re-vamped lineup to push across a few runs per game. Even though we are young and inexperienced we are working hard and the desire to succeed is pushing this team beyond my early expectations and because of this I can see a lot of potential and believe we can be competitive in the league. But as everyone knows, success in baseball at any level depends on pitching and defense and therefore that will dictate how well we will do.” - head coach Don Markwica.
Monday, April 16 v. Crown Point
Wednesday, April 18 v. Schroon Lake
Friday, April 20 v. Minerva Newcomb
Monday, April 23 at Chazy
Wednesday, April 25 at Willsboro
Friday, April 27 at Johnsburg
Monday, April 30 at Elizabethtown
Wednesday, May 2 v. Keene
Monday, May 7 at Crown Point
Wednesday, May 9 at Schroon Lake
Friday, May 11 v. Wells
Monday, May 14 v. Chazy
Wednesday, May 16 v. Willsboro
Friday, May 18 at Indian Lake/Long Lake
Monday, May 21 v. Elizabethtown
Lady Eagles softball
The Lady Eagles will take to the field in 2012 with a roster that includes seniors Mallory Sudduth, Allison Sherman, Ellexus Vaughn and Emily French; juniors Rachel Abrahansen and Charlotte Staats; and sophomores Megan Sudduth, Brendee Russell, Sarah Looby, Emily Rascoe, Felicia Kurth and Soyoug Park.
What the coach says:
“Returning All Stars Mallory Sudduth, Allison Sherman and Ellexus Vaughan will provide leadership to the younger players. The main strength on our team is the fact that the players love being around each other and have fun. We should have a solid hitting and fielding team and are encouraged by early practices that some of our younger pitchers will take a step forward and help last year’s starter Mallory Sudduth. Our main goal is to improve as a team and on last year’s record, which included the first sectional game win in ten years for the program.” - head coach Michael Tyler.
Tuesday, April 24 at Seton Catholic
Tuesday, May 1 v. AuSable
Thursday, May 3 at Saranac Lake
Thursday, May 10 v. NCCS
Tuesday, May 15 v. Ticonderoga
Thursday, May 17 v. Peru
Tuesday, May 22 v. Lake Placid
Friday, April 27 at Crown Point
Monday, April 30 v. Willsboro
Friday, May 4 at Elizabethtown
Tuesday, May 8 at Schroon Lake
Thursday, May 10 v. Crown Point
Monday, May 14 at Willsboro
Friday, May 18 v. Elizabethtown
Tuesday, May 22 v. Schroon Lake