The following is a synopsis of the 2017 Mount View High School baseball team:

Coach/years coached current team: Dale Hustus, first year.

Last year's record/playoff information: 4-12, 17th in Class B North. The Mustangs failed to qualify for the playoffs.

Roster: Seniors Kevin Richards (pitcher, infield), Colby Furrow (catcher, pitcher), Liam Cail (infield, pitcher), Storm Chauvin (outfield), Joey Danna (pitcher, shortstop) and Ethan Jacobs (outfield); juniors Max Tomlin (first base, pitcher), Chris Dodge (infield) and Garrett Butler (infield); sophomores Riley Boulay (infield, pitcher) and Logan Curtis (infield, outfield); and freshmen Noah Jacobs (infield, outfield), Neal Kenney (first base, pitcher), Theo Dodge (infield, outfield) and Barak Moody (infield, outfield).

Known graduation losses: Mikey Hustus, Cole Hannan, Seth Davis, Ross DeLorenzo and Jack Axsom.

Significant impact athletes: Furrow, Danna, Boulay, Richards and Cail.

Team strength: Pitching.

Team goal: To return to the Class B North playoffs.

Top league opponents: Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, Winslow, Waterville and Belfast.

Outlook: Hustus, who has been assistant coach for the past few seasons before taking the reins for the Mustangs this spring, said he is “very optimistic with this team.”

“They are really starting to come together and help each other,” he said. “They are no doubt the hardest working team I have ever coached. This work ethic, combined with talent up and down the line-up, should bode well for us. How well we can hit the ball will be the biggest key to our success. If we can hit the ball better than we have in the past then we will be real competitive.”

The coach said he feels the team’s strength will be on the mound as “we are lucky enough to have seven or eight players that are able to pitch if needed.”

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