Tonawanda News — “We have some veterans,” said Nasca. “Alex Kovacs, Phil Wells, Chirs Falk. They’ve been around and that’s a good core. Tommy Brummer, Matt Ruggiero. But I think what we have to do it we’ve got some key spots that we are plugging some people in and there is competition for those spots. ... We’re going to be a very versatile team.
“We’ve got three guys who can go behind the plate and do a very good job. We’ve got guys who can play the corners. We’ve got outfielders who are very flexible. I like our flexibility. I like our ability to adjust. It’s just a question of who’s going to step up and swing the bats. And if we get some consistent pitching we’re going to be competitive and we’re going to be there at the end.”
Ruggiero and David Archer, who will also catch, should bring some offensive pop to the middle of the batting order. Bryce Donovan, who could emerge as one of the best outfielders in the MMAA this year, will also see some time at catcher.
Ask any baseball veteran and they will tell you pitching is key. And having a strong core of arms on the hill is what the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks baseball team is banking on in 2014.
As the Hawks enter the new season they will be led by senior co-captains Zach Glowacki and Ryan Wojcinski. Glowacki, a lefty who has signed to play for D-I Niagara University, will play center field and pitch. Wojcinski will play first base and see time behind the plate.
Zach Morris (SS) is another proven veteran who gives the Hawks a chance to win every time he steps on the mound.