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Section 7A Baseball Preview


April 6th, 2017

Tyler Peterson-NSO

Section 7A is set for another exciting season of baseball in the Northland and the Section is up for grabs.

The Carlton Bulldogs will look to improve on their 5-15 record from a year ago, relying on a senior heavy and experienced group. The Bulldogs, who will be led by Seniors Evan Gray, Sam Macor, Tyler Ojibway, Nate Nilsen, MacGuier Thorman and Juniors Jackson Mickle, Leif Herman, and Chase Parker, will open their season up on the road when they travel to play the Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers on April 10th.

The South Ridge Panthers, who have opened their season up with a 2-0 record, will attempt to advance to the Section Finals game once again this season after going 21-7 a year ago. South Ridge will be propelled by Seniors Vincent Wood, Mark Lisic, Christian Houle, and Shael Ralidak. They will be back in action on April 10th when they square off with Chisholm.

The youthful Cook County Vikings will look to match last seasons 13-6 record. They will be led by lone Senior, Erik Lawler and juniors Colton Furlong and Mike Burton when they open their season up on April 11th against the Silver Bay Mariners.

The Wrenshall Wrens, who went 0-11 last year, will look to get their first win of the season out of the way early when they play Chisholm on April 6th. The Wrens will be young again this season, led by Seniors Adam DeVall and Austin Bird and Junior’s Brendan Kelley and Tyler Kelley.

The Cherry Tigers have kicked their season off with an 0-2 record. They will look for Seniors Jesse Mayry, Brody Kjenaas, and DJ Lind to lead them to their first win when they get back to action on April 10th against Eveleth-Gilbert.

The Deer River Warriors will lean on a senior heavy team this season, looking to improve on last seasons 15-10 record. Among the 12 Seniors on the roster are Tyler Antilla, Jeffrey Moore, Dakota Goggleye, Ethan Schjenken, Marcus Little, and Jaxson Willis. They open up their season on April 10th when they face Mesabi East.

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