Led by senior, pitching standout Chad Bentz, the Bears turned to pitching and defense as their mainstrengths. After Bentz, Casey Walker and Kory Lanz logged the majority of the innings, while Luke Fanning, Kent Mearig, John Blasco, Collin Pilcher, Ben Muse, Patrick Turley, Brent McCurley, and Brian Kostenko all saw action on the mound.
Matt Cary held down first base while sharing catching duties with Garett Schoenberger and Ryan Greg. Turley and Blasco split time at third base, and the Middle infield duo of Chris Lamonica and Snuffy Jones helped keep the Bear’s infield defense tight.
Rob Ridgeway patrolled the grounds in center field and Josh Dean, who was sidelines for the first few weeks of the season with a wrist injury, played his way into the starting lineup for the Bears.
Chad Bentz in the middle of his delivery
Chad Bentz fires a pitch against Ketchikan.
First Baseman and catcher Matt Cary.