By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
Last year, the McNary High School varsity baseball team had a troubled run through the Central Valley Conference, but turned on the afterburners in the post season to make it into the second round of the state title tournament.
This year, the team returns with a boatful of talent – the roster is 12 seniors strong – but many of the other CVC teams are expected to put up as much of a fight, or more, than they did in 2012.
“This league is going to be a dogfight,” said Larry Keeker, McNary head coach. “There’s some great pitching at South and Sprague. North Salem has a talented, young club. West lost a lot of seniors, but they’ve got the depth to fill in.”
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