Tonawanda News — Senior Luciano Fermo (3B), junior Madison Hall (1B/3B) and Ryan Pacinski round out the Hawks staff.
“Right now we have six quality pitchers,” said Caso. “Hopefully we can do more than compete this year. (Hopefully) we can win our fair share of games and do some damage in the playoffs.”
Caso said he is also extremely happy to have former Hawk standout Angelo Sciandra IV on the coaching staff working with the pitchers.
Caso said given the bad weather Western New York has had this spring, many teams will likely be facing a compacted scheduled at some point. Which makes depth on the mound more important. In fact Caso is so confident in his staff he welcomes a scenario of a condensed schedule.
“I think it would be to our advantage as a team if we played four times a week,” Caso said. “Because I have a clear No. 1 and a clear No. 2, I don’t know which one is one and which one is two between Morris and Wojcinski, and then everybody else is a quality No. 3. I could put their names in a hat.”
Sophomore David Gariano also returns as the Hawks starting second baseman. Caso is excited to see what Gariano can bring after coming off of a good freshman season that saw Gariano win a starting job midway through the year.
Caso has also been pleased by the team-first attitude his players have shown, especially senior Ryan Bidwell. Previously the Hawks starting catcher, Caso asked Bidwell to move to the outfield and he did so without question or one word of complaint.
“Bidwell is a real, real fast runner and a good outfielder,” said Caso. “I asked him to play the outfield this year and he said he had no problem.”