By Rob Potter
LIBERTY June 21, 2002:
Overall record: 8-11
League record: 3-5 OCIAA Division III
Team leaders: The teams top hitters were juniors Joe Colacurcio and Ashton Richards.
Colacurcio, who played third base and also pitched for the Indians, recorded a team-best batting average of .532. He also led the team in RBIs this spring.
Richards, who split time between shortstop and the pitchers mound, hit .328 on the season. He led the team in stolen bases.
He played errorless baseball at shortstop, praised Coach Jim OConnor.
Season highlight: We lost a close ball game to Sullivan West at the (Jeffersonville) Lions Field, O Connor said. They beat us 5-4 in eight innings. But it was a really close game against a real quality team.
OConnor pointed out another game where his team lost, but still played hard.
We lost a game 8-7 to Tuxedo down in Tuxedo, he said. But the team played really well.
Season lowlight: It wasnt a disappointing season, OConnor said. But I thought this team had the potential to do better than it did.
Team Awards: The team awards were presented at last weeks Liberty Central School Block L Athletic Banquet. The Most Improved Award was presented to Zack Nackley, while the Best Offense Award went to Colacurcio. In addition, Richards received the Coachs Award.