Bridgeport baseball rebuilds after “drastic turnover” last year
BRIDGEPORT – With just three veterans returning to its 2017 lineup, the Bridgeport High School varsity baseball team will be heavily into rebuilding this year, according to new coach, Jesse Macy.
“We’ve had a drastic turnover from this year to last,” said Macy. “We have three returning veterans, Isai Acevado, Tano Martinez, and Miguel Mendoza.”
Macy only has five players above the grade level of freshman on this year’s roster so it’s going to be a big retrenching year for the Mustangs.
“I’m counting on our senior veterans, Acevado and Martinez to help lead our guys this season,” Macy said.
Along with five freshmen who will be competing for positions is a team’s worth of eighth graders.
“We had to bring up eighth graders this year,” Macy said, “And we have 11 of them playing with us. This is definitely a rebuilding year.”
The Mustangs were scheduled to open their season on Saturday, March 18, with five consecutive home games through Saturday, March 25. A doubleheader against Liberty Bell was on deck March 18, followed by Brewster, Tuesday, March 21, and a second DH with Lake Roosevelt, March 25.
Then, apart from hosting Waterville-Mansfield on April 18, Bridgeport will be on the road for nine games through April 25.