Baseball season begins

Jonny Crome swings at a pitch. Crome is a pitcher and center fielder for Post 163. Post 163 rolled to 10-0 and 5-0 victories to earn wins for pitchers Storm Slupianek and Owen Nietfeld. Slupianek gave up four hits in four innings, fanned two batters and walked no one. He threw 66 pitches and 48 were strikes.

All but four baseball players return from last year’s state runner-up Post 163 team, which should make this another successful summer.

“We have a lot of athletes who are all versatile and can play many positions, good all-around baseball players,” said coach Warren Richardson. “We return some core players with a lot of experience from last year’s state team.”