Golden Eagles: High Hopes for 2018 Season

Golden Eagles Look to Rebound from sub-par 2017 Campaign


Mike Walk

2018 Jr. High and Varsity Team

The Tyrone Golden Eagles varsity baseball team comes into the 2018 season with high expectations after a disappointing 5-13 2017 campaign. They come into the season led by head coach Kevin Sollener and his assistants Chip Lehman, Marvin Murray and volunteer coach Jay Lehner with loads of young talent to go along with returning starters the Golden Eagles look to make a deep run in the 2018 playoffs.

The Eagles are bringing up Brandon Lucas, Bryce  Hunter, Rodney Schultz, Blaine Hoover to play varsity as freshman.

These young players are joined by juniors Cory Lehman, Andrew Pearson, Micah Woomer, Adam Gearhart, and sophomores, Matthew Savino and Kevin Lehner.

While they have the young talent to compete in the Mountain League, the younger Eagles will have big shoes to fill in the wake of pitcher Alex Weaver, outfielder Bryan Gunter, and infielder Brett Robinson.

Sophomore Colson Lewis,and Nic Light who say stints of playing time as freshmen will play bigger roles this year with Light taking over the first base job of Jackson, and Lewis being the primary successor for Gunter’s position.

Sophomores Kevin Lehner and Matthew Savino will play their same roles in the infield with both players playing major roles as starting pitchers and Lehner catching when Cory Lehman pitches.

They open up the season at Philipsburg on Tuesday. They play a difficult schedule with having a big stretch of home games in the middle of the season and then hit the road to finish the season playing 5 out of their remaining 6 games away from home.