By Rob Potter
LAKE HUNTINGTON July 1, 2005 Overall Record: 12-9
Division Record: 6-3 OCIAA Division IV
Top Players: The Bulldogs had a team batting average of .310 this season and six players hit better than .300. Leading the way was senior shortstop Joe Meyer, who posted a .403 batting average. Sophomore catcher Garrett Owen had the Bulldogs second-highest average with a .384.
The other Bulldogs to bat over .300 were senior first baseman/pitcher/outfielder Matt Berger (.368), junior first baseman/third baseman/designated hitter Lloyd Shaffer (.316), junior outfielder Chris Franke (.322) and senior designated hitter/outfielder Steve Musso (.317).
Berger led SW in home runs (six) and RBIs (22) this spring. He also posted a 4-2 record on the mound and had a 3.57 ERA.
Other Bulldog hurlers this season included freshman Jim Moloney, was 3-1 with a 2.22 ERA, and junior Will OBrien, who had a 3-3 record and a 2.27 ERA.
Season Highlight(s): Being able to coach such a great group of kids, Coach Kurt Scheibe Jr. said. They were a pleasure to coach. They worked hard all season long.
Another highlight was our third game against [John S.] Burke [Catholic High School], Scheibe said of the April contest between the Bulldogs and Eagles. We beat them 19 to 8 at their place, which is known as the Homer Dome.
Season Lowlight(s): We lost three one-run games this season, Scheibe said.
He also noted that the Bulldogs loss to Burke in the first game of the season between the two squads was a tough defeat.
I would have loved to have the chance to play them again later in the season, Scheibe said of the Eagles. I think the outcome would have been different.
Other: The Bulldogs will lose five seniors to graduation Berger, John Glassel, Meyer, Musso and Justin Polizzi.
I thank my assistant coaches Bill Nordenhold and Tom Palmer for all of their help this season, Scheibe commented.