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Demons putting pieces into place for 2005 Western Slope baseball campaign

The Glenwood Springs baseball team has been able to spend plenty of time practicing outside this year due to the mild weather. It’s a good thing considering how the roster has changed from last season.”From last year to this year, the infield is almost completely different,” Glenwood High coach Norm Bolitho said. “It’s a little up in the air as to who is going to be where.”A few players know where they will be this season. Senior Taylor Wilde was a 4A Western Slope League honorable mention player off last season’s 4-14 squad and is slotted at center field. Jeremy Christner also returns and will likely be in the outfield when not pitching.Sophomore Beau Chicoine was a first-team all-league selection and will spend plenty of time on the mound. John Faris is also expected to be a key pitcher. Both players may also be behind the plate catching for each other – something Bolitho would like to avoid. Sophomore Nate Forristall is a player Bolitho hopes can develop quickly in order give his two aces more of a breather.Bolitho said the team will focus on defense and use Saturday’s 2 p.m. contest against Skyview to “move some kids around and get looks at them all.”Some players he expects to step up this year include Matt Miller, sophomore David King, senior Nick Zambelli, junior Sam Houpt and junior Cory McGrath.Offensively, the Demons will likely have plenty of runners in motion in an effort to manufacture runs.”We don’t have real big guns,” Bolitho said. “We’re going to be a team that needs to move runners around and we’re going to have to rely on good contact hitters.””We don’t have real big guns,” Bolitho said. “We’re going to be a team that needs to move runners around and we’re going to have to rely on good contact hitters.”


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