Brandywine Heights will by young, but experienced

After a pair of sub .500 seasons, the Brandywine Heights High School baseball team would like to get back to winning. They will try to do it with a young, but reasonably experienced team. Head Coach Chris Cole believes he has the horses for a very successful season.

“We’re looking forward to hopefully having a successful season after a few down seasons,’ said Cole. “We have a lot of talent on our team. It’s just a matter of putting it all together and playing to our potential. We have a good mix of upperclassman and underclassman. Even though we may be a little young, there is a lot of varsity experience on this team. We have been starting several freshman and sophomores over the last few years.’

Although there will be a lot of younger players on the team, there will also be a couple of key seniors to lead them – Bryson Turner and Dan Kirsten.

Turner will pitch and play the infield for the Bullets, but he will contribute mostly with his bat. He was one of the team’s best hitters last year.

Kristan will also pitch for the Bullets, and play first base when he’s not on the mound. Kristan has been hitting in the middle of the order for the Bullets since his sophomore year. Last year he was among the team leaders in exstra base hits and RBIs.

Junior Ben Flicker is also a key returner for Brandywine Heights. The third baseman led the team in batting average last year and will be a very productive hitter once again this year.

Scoring runs will probably not be a prblem for the Bullets. They will also be strong defensively. The question comes from a pitching staff, which has some experience, but Cole is hoping his hurlers come back stronger and better.

“If we pitch well, we will be successful,’ said Cole. “I think that’s the key for us.’

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