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Youth will need push from Lowell veterans

How many veterans does it take to elevate a team’s level of play?

Lowell baseball coach Juston Miller hopes that three will suffice in 2011.

“We have a lot of new faces we hope will contribute this year,” he explains “We have three starters returning from last year. We will need them to help push our youth to their potential, while maintaining their own level of excellence.”

Returning starters from a third -place finish in the O-K White (9-6) are Sam Sneed, Jordan Drake and J.P. North.

Drake, an all conference player at third base last year, also exhibited great control on the mound.

Senior, second baseman, Sam Steed has started out strong his senior year batting .364.

JP North will do the catching.

Titan Anderson, a promising sophomore, will play shortstop and third base. He also throws low 80’s when called on to pitch.

Senior outfielder Elliott Drain has provided some early season pop in the Red Arrow lineup as he is hitting .591 with four doubles.

“The O-K White bring a challenge with every league series. Being prepared will be a neccessity,” Miller said. “Our non-league schedule is very competitive as always, which should help us be one of the teams in the running for another conference crown.”

Entering into his seventh year at Lowell, Miller boasts a 118-79 ledger.