The following is a synopsis of the 2012 Belfast Area High School baseball team:

Coach/years coached current team: George Ross, 31st year.

Last year’s record: 4-12, 16th in Eastern Class B. The Lions did not qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Scott Kulikowski (pitcher, infield), Gabe Desjardins (outfield, pitcher) and Tyler Prescott (third base, pitcher); juniors Steve Paul (first base, catcher), Lucas Clark (catcher), Larry Dyer (first base, pitcher), Damion Benner (infield, pitcher), Garth Clements (outfield, infield) and Tim Sticht (outfield); and sophomores Tyler Tran (outfield), Greg Clark (shortstop) and Zach Collier (pitcher, infield).

Graduation losses: Winston Simmons, Craig Herbert, Lewis Dyer, Jake O’Jala, Ben Knowlton and Andrew Smith.

Team goal: To contend for an Eastern Class B playoff spot.

Strength: Pitching.

Top league opponent: Waterville.

Outlook: While the Lions graduated starters catcher Herbert and center fielder Dyer, they have returned their entire pitching staff, which gained a year of experience. If all goes as planned, Belfast could find themselves in the Eastern Class B playoffs by season’s end.

Schedule

4/18/12 – Lincoln Academy 10, Belfast 0. (6 inns.)

4/20/12 – Maranacook 6, Belfast 4.

4/23/12 – Medomak Valley at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

4/25/12 – Belfast at Oceanside – 4:15 p.m.

4/27/12 – Camden Hills at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

4/30/12 – Belfast at Waterville – 4:15 p.m.

5/1/12 – Oak Hill at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

5/4/12 – Belfast at Morse – 4:15 p.m.

5/7/12 – Belfast at Leavitt – 4:15 p.m.

5/9/12 – Winslow at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

5/14/12 – Belfast at Gardiner – 4:15 p.m.

5/18/12 – Belfast at Maine Central Institute – 4:15 p.m.

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

5/23/12 – Belfast at Lincoln Academy – 4:15 p.m.

5/25/12 – Nokomis at Belfast – 4:15 p.m.

5/29/12 – Belfast at Camden Hills – 4:15 p.m.

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