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4/2/2014 10:40:00 AM
Earlville-Leland Baseball Preview

Brad Martin
NewsTribune Sports Writer

Chris Bickel played his high school baseball for the Earlville-Leland Red Raiders and now returns as the school’s head coach.

Bickel will have his work cut out for him based on numbers alone as Earlville-Leland has just 13 players in the entire program as the Red Raiders try to improve on last year’s 5-15 record, which included a season-ending loss to Putnam County in the 1A Putnam County Regional.

“We’ll see how things go,” Bickel said. “We only have 13 kids in the program so we’re not going to even have a JV schedule or anything like that.”

Hunter Stiles and southpaw Nolan Baumbach will look to lead the pitching staff along with Steven Riskedal.

Rounding out the Red Raiders roster are seniors Dustin Frieders, Kyle Martin and Michael Torres, junior Tyler Koons and sophomores Brendon Lenennguard, Jacob Niles and Josh Pickett.

Brad Martin can be reached at

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