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Tyrone Varsity Baseball looks to Dominate in 2024

Tyrone Baseball Season Preview
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Ashlynn McKinney
AJ Coleman

Coming off a failed playoff run and an even 12-12 record last season, the Golden Eagles will be looking for a resurgence on the diamond in 2024.

Led by seniors AJ Coleman, Landon Postreich, and Ryan Light, the team features depth at all positions, a promising pitching rotation, and a strong foundational approach.

The 2023 team made it to the district finals but fell short to Philipsburg-Osceola in the playoffs.  They did punch their ticket to the state playoffs but made an early exit when they weren’t able to finish the job in the first round against Riverside.

This year the Eagles will be missing two valuable bats in Zac LeGars and Ross Gampe due to graduation. However, the Eagles are confident in their ability to fill these spots with solid, or even better athletes. Tyrone junior Ashton Walk said, “[Gampe and Legars] are going to be hard to replace, but I’m confident we can develop our underclassmen to get results”.

[Gampe and Legars] are going to be hard to replace, but I’m confident we can develop our underclassmen to get results

— Ashton Walk

Seniors AJ Coleman, Landon Postreich, and Ryan Light are all key parts of the lineup, leadership, and pitching rotation. These three will hope to lead throughout the season.

Coleman will flash a solid left-handed motion off the bump, with speed in the outfield. Postreich has played multiple different positions over the years, and will produce no matter where he’s needed. He continues to be a key reliver and starter for Tyrone. Ryan Light comes into the season battling an arm injury, but with a speedy and healthy recovery, he will crown this lineup as a consistent bat, key outfielder, and even a backup catcher if need be.

Tyrone will have many eleventh grade student-athletes looking to produce for the Eagles this year. Landon Hamer is planned to catch most of the games behind the plate, with a powerful bat to pair. Shortstop Ashton Walk looks to be a solid and consistent bat early in the lineup. Dylan Ewing will look to pick up more quality innings in 2024 for the Eagles.

Gayge Miller is a breakout glove defensively, both with speed and range in the outfield, and quick hands if he’s brought into the dirt. Kendall Lehner has always been a key part of the team and looks to reprise his role as the second baseman heading into the season. His ability to fight through tough at-bats and come out on top continues to be valuable for this lineup.

The competition for spots is prominent early in the season, and sophomore brothers Brandon and Conner Mcclure look to pick up a consistent number of starts at third base and first base, respectively. Sophomores Owen Oakes and Brayden Parsons will also supplement valuable at-bats and innings for the varsity team.

Freshman talent is also strong in middle infielders Wyatt Kustenbauder and Carter Price, and have promising futures, with strong arms and good bats.

The team will look to step up to the challenge this year.

“Obviously, we want to win every game, so we’re gonna show up each and every day to put in every ounce of effort. We want to win a title,” said senior Ryan Light.

Obviously, we want to win every game, so we’re gonna show up each and every day to put in every ounce of effort. We want to win a title

— Ryan Light

The team will play at Penns Valley against the Rams on Monday, March 18th to start their season.

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Dylan Ewing
Dylan Ewing, Sports Editor
Dylan Ewing is a junior in his first year as a part of the eagle eye staff. Dylan plays for our Golden Eagles baseball team and is an active member of the Tyrone Area FFA, winning seventh place at the National Agriscience competition at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention.  Dylan enjoys technology, sports, and writing, which makes him an active and helpful member of the Eagle Eye. Dylan plans to write for the Eagle Eye until he graduates. He tries to have fun and keep things light while working and continuously improve at what he does.
Ashlynn McKinney
Ashlynn McKinney, Photo Editor
Hello, this is Ashlynn! She is a senior and this is her third and final year in Eagle Eye. She is very involved in her school community; she is an officer in YAN, a member of the Student Council, Golden Revolution, Prom Committee, NHS, Mock Trial, Quiz League, and Speech Team, and she is also on the tennis and swim teams. Often Ashlynn can be found with her camera, usually taking pictures at some sporting event. Ashlynn hopes to continue improving her photography skills and cover news stories that are important to the community. After high school, she plans to attend a four-year university with a major in biology in hopes of one day becoming a doctor.

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