Saturday, 24 March 2012 22:00
As announced by Paul Hargreaves GM Chiefs....
The Whalley Chiefs are just back from Spring Training in Phoenix.The trip was to get a closer and final look at the roster. First year Head coach Bryon Kennedy and pitching coach Justin Bye selected the following 21 players.
The pitching staff will be anchored by RHP Brandan Lim and RHP Brandon Chernoff. Other starters will be RHP Robbie Bevacqua and LHP Daniel Teichman. Mid relief pitchers to get their share of appearances will be RHP Brandon Bohn, RHP Tyler Ang, RHP Brad Fitzsimmons, RHP Evan Rogers and RHP Yuta Kikuzaki. Hard throwing RHP Gage McLaren will be the closer. Pitching should hold the Chiefs in most games.
Catchers Braeden Allemann and Hayden Malcolm will split the duties behind the dish. Both will be expected to drive in some runs as well.
Infield positions will be filled by Garrett Hasner and Conner Rogers at 1st base, Sheldon Derton and Matthew Yee in the middle and Will Motley at 3rd base.
Outfielders are all fleet afoot and will be anchored by Jordan McComb in CF, James Matthews, Malcolm Upton and Conner Prentice.
Ernie Hawkins will continue to be an assistant coach and work with the catcher's. Gord Kerr is the Chiefs strength and conditioning coach.
' We are happy to be back in the Whalley fold and are going to make a run at the final four this season ' says Paul H.