Spring sports previews: Baseball and Tennis

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Baseball:

Coach: Andy Jakubowski

Last Year’s Finish: 1st in FVC

Top Returners: Brandon Altergott, sr.; Bobby Hecker, sr.; Matt Blain, sr.

Top Newcomers: Noah Konie, soph.; Joe Rizzo, soph.; Jeffrey Heinrich, soph.; Cameron Reed, soph.; DJ Cruz, sr.; Jake Polo, jr.;

What to expect:Huntley graduated 16 players from their team from last, including most of their pitching staff. The Red Raiders have strengthened their non-conference schedule in order to better prepare themselves for the rest of the season. The Raiders are looking for their third consecutive Fox Valley Conference championship.

 

Tennis:

Coach: Barry Wells

Last year: Fifth place in FVC, FVC Tournament; third

Top returners: Jake Grabner, jr. Riley Michel, sr. Jason Downs, sr. Nick Mihaiu, sr.. Josh Simons, sr.; Austin Andre, sr.

Top newcomers: Jack Soderwall, fr. Keaton Newsome, so. Charlie Burian, so. Ben Cazel, jr. Mukhil Murugasamy, jr. John Cazel, jr. Brenden Hagen, sr.

What to expect: Junior Jake Grabner gets a new doubles partner in Senior Riley Michel and hopes to qualify for state again after a mid level finish with graduating senior Matt Fredrick. Expect the raiders to finish sixth in conference, with Grabner and Michel leading the team. Expect Freshman Jack Soderwall to make an impact right away in singles.

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Tyler Watkins
Tyler Watkins is the sports editor for the Voice and huntleyvoice.com; this is his second year on staff. When not in school, Tyler enjoys running, along with playing basketball, football, and video games. He enjoys hanging out with friends and watching various sporting events. You can reach him at tyler.watkins@huntleyvoicecom.

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