MARCUS - Five talented seniors are among eight lettermen back to lead the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn baseball team this season.
Those skilled, experienced seniors include Jacob Lehnhoff, Jerad Letsche, Jordan Petersen, Jordan Boekhout, and Blaine Dammann.
Junior Will Hanson, and sophomores Jesse Kunzweiler and Neal Bunt also lettered last season for coach Al Vasher's Eagle squad.
Lehnhoff, one of MMC's lead pitchers and hitters, was a first team All-District pick in Class 1A last season, and a second team War Eagle Conference selection.
Coach Vasher lists team speed and experience as leading strong suits, and also lauds his club's sticky defense and pitching depth and quality.
The Eagles were just 2-16 last season in the tough WEC, and 5-19 over all. But if they stay healthy all season, those numbers easily could be switched around.
Vasher is assisted this season by Lonnie Boekhout.