2011 season: 11-10, lost in Division 1 North prelims
Returning starters (5): Andrew Johnian, Sr., P; Burton Deady, Sr., 2B; Andrew Deloury, Jr., SS/3B; Cam Farnham, Jr., OF; Nathaniel Spellacy, Jr., 3B/SS
Returning lettermen: Jimmy Walsh, Sr., 1B/OF; Greg Calabro, Sr., OF; Brian Ganci, Sr., C; Matt Hirsh, Sr., P; Alec Livingston, Sr., P
Promising newcomers: Andrew Abrams, Jr., P; Sam Bennett, Soph., P; Chris Dunn, Jr., OF; Andrew Eckel, Jr., OF; Colin Flynn, Soph., P/SS; Luke Hajdukiewicz, Soph., C; Jack Mahan, Jr., P; Alex Mellin, Sr., 1B; Jake Muhlfelder, Jr., P/1B/3B; Ben Murphy, Sr., P; Andy Nason, Jr., C; Daniel Amidon, Frosh., 1B/P; Alex Brickman, Frosh., P/1B; Reid Bryant, Frosh., P/OF
Captains: Andrew Johnian, Burton Deady, Cam Farnham
Returning leaders: Cam Farnham .477, 15 runs, 10 RBI; Andrew Deloury .288, 13 runs, 12 RBI
Returning honorees: None
Odds and ends: The transfer of junior staff ace Dustin Hunt (5-2, 1.88 ERA) and promising sophomore catcher Michael Geaslen to St. John's Prep was a major blow. ... Andrew Deloury, one of the top young hitters in the region, is still on the comeback trail from a football injury. ... Freshman Alex Brickman and Reid Bryant each played varsity basketball. ... Andrew Johnian, 1-0 with under 10 innings pitched, is the most polished pitcher the Warriors have.
Assistants: Kevin Shepard (assistant); Brian Carey (JV), Rob Michaud (JV assistant), Rich Robinson (Freshmen)
Coach Dan Grams (3rd year, 21-21): "They are hungry and they work very hard. We have lot of guys seeing varsity time for the time. If the pitching holds up, we're going to be in good shape."
2011 season: 12-7, lost in Division 1 North first round
Returning starters (5): Andrew Breen, Sr., INF/OF; Connor Perry, Sr., C; Paul Trabucco, Sr., P/INF; Matt McDermott, Sr., OF; Nick Gorski, Jr., 1B/P
Returning lettermen: Bobby Angelo, Sr., INF/P; Tucker Schell, Sr., INF; William Martin, Jr., P/1B; Patrick Gleason, Jr., Utility; Andrew Hamel, Jr., P/1B
Newcomers: Nick Delois, Jr., 2B; Liam Doherty, Jr., 3B/P; Anthony Licari, Jr., INF; Connor Norton, Jr., SS/P; Andrew Sawyer, Jr., OF/P; Andy Montilla, Jr., INF/P; Bill Rayno, Jr., 3B/C; Brady Abraham, Jr., 1B; Kevin Regan, Soph., Utility; Cam Devanney, Frosh., SS
Returning leaders: Connor Perry .381, 17 runs, 15 RBI; Andrew Breen 10 RBI; Paul Trabucco .365, 22 runs, 12 RBI, 3-1, 1.86 ERA
Returning honorees: Connor Perry and Paul Trabucco, MVC All-Stars
Odds and ends: Connor Perry will play at Holy Cross next year. Pal Trabucco will play at St. Anselm. ... Matt McDermott returns after a foot injury ended his season four games in a year ago. ... Look for a big bat out of junior Nick Gorski. After being hit for much of the season, Gorski closed with a 7 for 12 over the final three games ... After winning three straight MVC Division 1 titles, the Raiders were runners-up last year.
Assistants: Myles Page, assistant; Scott Campbell, JV; Billy Morin, freshmen
Coach Marc Pelletier (25th year, 304-208): "Paul Trabucco, Andrew Hamel, Bobby Angelo and a host of pitching prospects will handle the mound."
2011 season: 2-18, didn't make state tourney
Returning starters (5): Nate Bresnahan, Sr., 3B/P; Jonathan DelaCruz, Sr., CF/P; Stas Firek, Sr., 1B; Zack Evans, Sr., RF; Nick Comei, Jr., SS/P
Returning lettermen: Brendon Bretton, Sr., 1B/P; Victor Pellot, Sr., OF/P; Mark Smith, Sr., C; Dan Burrows, Jr., 1B/P
Newcomers: Tyler Hanides, Sr., C; Tyler Houde, Sr., C/P; Westley Flecha, Sr., OF; Shaun Salerno, Sr., 2B/P; Ney Done, Jr., SS/2B; Ryan Perez, Jr., 3B; J.T. Ruth, Jr., LF; Sean Wrenn, Jr., C/1B; Tom Maguire, Soph., OF
Returning leaders: Zack Evans .306, Nick Comei .270, Stas Firek .250
Returning honorees: Stas Firek, MVC All-Star
Odds and ends: Chip Dunn was let go after last season. He had a 210-235 record in 23 years with the Hillies. New coach Chip Forrest, who was hired in February, was fired in early March. AD Tom O'Brien will coach the team this spring. .. Complete Eagle-Tribune records go back through the 1987 season and in that span last year was Haverhill's fewest wins in a season. ... Brendon Bretton returns for a fifth year in what has been an injury plagued career.
Assistants: John Scamporino (JV); Larry O'Brien (freshmen); Ryan Ricci (freshmen assistant)
Coach Tom O'Brien (1st year): "New coach, new players, still too early to assign this team with any type of identity. They come to the field every day willing to work hard. We have some talented baseball players, too. I know we will have some fun and maybe win a game or two."
2011 season: 17-6, lost in Division 1 North semifinals
Returning starters (3): David Quezada, Sr., OF; Jose Cedano, Jr., C; Edison Urena, Soph., INF
Returning lettermen: David Deleon, Sr., INF; Nelson Rodriguez, Sr., P/INF; Randy Gonzalez, Sr., OF; Reynaldo Duran, Sr., P/OF; Alberto Abreu, Sr., INF
Promising newcomers: Joan Vargas, Soph., P; Joshua Casado, Soph., INF
Captains: Not named
Returning leaders: Jose Cedano .275, 13 runs, 11 RBI; David Quezada 12 runs
Returning honorees: Jose Cedano, MVC All-Star
Odds and ends: Lawrence won its third straight MVC Small title. Complete Eagle-Tribune records go back through the 1986 season and in that span this is easily the Lancers' best three-year record (55-14 vs. 41-18 from 1986-88) ... Pitcher Nelson Rodriguez and JV coach Nelson Rodriguez are not related ... Lawrence is still attempting to get clearance for Jose Abreu to join the team. The talented middle infielder hit a hard .440, driving in 16 runs for Greater Lawrence Tech last spring, but has since transferred to Lawrence High.
Assistants: Arthur Halloran (assistant), Kevin Fielding (assistant); Nelson Rodriguez (JV); Juan Flete (freshmen)
Coach Brendan Neilon (10th year, 95-93): "We've been the hunted and now we are back to being the hunter. We'll try to find guys to step up."
2011 season: 7-13, didn't make state tourney
Returning starters (4): Eric Lacroix, Sr., OF/P; Jared McAdam, Sr., 3B; Corey Shepherd, Sr., 2B; Cameron Cyr, Jr., P/OF
Returning lettermen: Cam Conway, Sr., P
Promising newcomers: Frank Cruz, Sr., OF/1B; Mike Dion, Sr., P; Mike Raimondi, Sr., P/OF; Sean Archambault, Jr., OF/2B; Dicky Aziz, Jr., 1B; Jeff Bajor, Jr., OF: Matt Bauchman, Jr., SS/1B; Gary Carbonneau, Jr., C; Derek Fox, Jr., OF/P; Brian Reyes, Jr., P/OF; Enrique Veras, Soph. SS
Captains: Eric Lacroix, Corey Shepherd
Returning leaders: Corey Shepherd .375, 10 runs, 11 RBI; Eric Lacroix .295
Returning honorees: Eric Lacroix and Corey Shepherd, MVC All-Stars
Odds and ends: Dave Fabrizio stepped down after compiling a 46-99 record in seven years. His assistant, Eric Cyr, got the job for the second time. In 1996, Cyr took over a program which hadn't made the state tourney in six years. In nine years, he guided the Rangers to an 88-97 record and won MVC Large co-championships his last two years, when the Rangers went 29-14. He was Eagle-Tribune Coach of the Year in 2003. ... Cam Cyr is Eric's nephew/godson. Dicky Aziz is assistant coach Rob Aziz' cousin. Sharp sophomore Enrique Veras is the younger brother of ex-Ranger/current Marlins minor leaguer Jhiomar Veras.
Assistants: Rob Aziz (assistant), Rob Prindle (assistant); Kevin DeMaria (JV); Chris Cyr (freshmen)
Coach Eric Cyr (1st year, 10th year overall: 88-97): "We're a talented group, a little raw, but we just have to sharpen up the edges. The sophomore Veras is going to surprise some people. It's him, Cam Cyr and Cam Conway on the mound with Eric Lacroix stepping up in a relief role. Ten wins is the goal."