School: Sussex Central High School
Nickname: Golden Knights
2012-2013 Record: 9-9
Head Coach: Todd Brock
Key Returning Players: Tyler Aiken, James Booth, Zachary Clausen, Clay Conaway, Shane Eskridge, Garrett Hudson, Skylar Murray, James Ryan, Martin Truitt, Robert Vanaman.
Season Outlook: After a 9-9 finish last season, the Golden Knights look to improve this season with a large portion of their team returning. After losing four seniors from last year’s team, Central could boast as many as 9 seniors this season, allowing for quite the strong core of senior leadership on the club. Along with the large group of seniors, the Golden Knights will need contributions from returning underclassmen and any newcomers coming into the fold. With a huge pool of seniors and returning players, the Golden Knights could very well surprise some people on the diamond this year.
School: Sussex Tech High School
2012-2013 Record: 14-4
Head Coach: GL Jefferson
Key Returning Players: Ryan Muchmore, Robert Love, Taylor Ewing, Nathan Justis, Scott Smart, William Bayko
Season Outlook: The Ravens were knocked out of last year’s state tournament in the third round by the eventual State Champions, St. Mark’s after going 14-4 on the season. This year, the Ravens look to improve while replacing some big pieces lost to graduation. One benefit for the Ravens is they have plenty of returning players to the diamond this season. The hope is that familiarity and growth will allow Tech to once again compete in the Henlopen Conference and hopefully in the State Tournament once again.