The Blue Blazes have seven returning starters from a team that was Western ClassThe team also has three players to watch, not to mention the focus of the PPH's pre-season feature, the twin brothers Jake and Zach Gardiner.
A runner-up. The team is led by last season's Telegram League MVP, Scott Heath,
a pitcher-outfielder, and all-league second baseman Zach Collett. If Sean
Murphy's right shoulder is healthy, the team will have a very deep pitching
staff. Murphy and Matt Weimer, both right-handers, are capable of beating any
team. Murphy also was the second-team DH on the league's all-star team.
- John C.L. Morgan