The following is a synopsis of the 2012 Mount View High School baseball team:

Coach/years coached current team: Chris Hink, second year.

Last year’s record: 2-14, 17th in Eastern Class B. Did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Adam Higgins (pitcher, first base), Tyler McCormick (pitcher, outfield), Craig Nealley (outfield, pitcher), Aaron Elkins (outfield), Chris Montminy (third base), Jake Aitken (second base) and Ryan St. Clair (first base, utility); juniors Kyle Turner (shortstop, pitcher), Ricky Moulton (catcher) and Josh Savoy (utility); sophomores Kenny McGray (pitcher, infield), Erik Larrabee (outfield) and Jack Simpson (utility); and freshmen David Clark (catcher, utility), Steven Davis (outfield), Nathan Wren (infield) and Nate Lord (utility).

Graduation loss: Alec Davis.

Team strength: Experience.

Team goal: To make the Eastern Class B playoffs.

Top league opponents: All teams in the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference’s Class B division.

Outlook: The Mustangs had a tough year record-wise last season, mustering only two wins in the competitive KVAC. However, returning the majority of their players from last season, losing only Davis to graduation, has coach Hink and the Mustangs feeling that this season could be different as they eye a berth in the postseason.

“Confidence gained last year will lead us in being a competitive team this year,” said Hink. “We are looking to make a statement that Mount View baseball is back.”

Schedule

4/18/12 – Camden Hills at Mount View – 11 a.m.

4/20/12 – Mount View at Waterville – 11 a.m.

4/23/12 – Mount View at Winslow – 4:15 p.m.

4/25/12 – Maine Central Institute at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

4/27/12 – Nokomis at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

4/30/12 – Mount View at Maranacook – 4:15 p.m.

5/1/12 – Gardiner at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

5/4/12 – Lincoln Academy at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

5/7/12 – Mount View at Oak Hill – 4:15 p.m.

5/9/12 – Mount View at Medomak Valley – 4:15 p.m.

5/11/12 – Mount View at Leavitt – 4:15 p.m.

5/14/12 – Morse at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

5/16/12 – Oceanside at Mount View – 5:15 p.m.

5/21/12 – Mount View at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

5/25/12 – Waterville at Mount View – 4:15 p.m.

5/29/12 – Mount View at Nokomis – 4:15 p.m.

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