Blaine Borderites prep baseball preview capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 13, 2014 

BLAINE BORDERITES

Coach: Sean Linville

Last year: Finished 13th in the Northwest Conference with a 0-12 record. ... Ended season after going 0-2 in the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament and finished season 6-16 overall.

Players to watch: Chris Doll (sr., C); Cody Gobbato (jr., SS/P); Myles Peltier (sr., OF/P); Josh Fakkema (so., 1B/P)

Outlook: The Borderites are young - 18 of Blaine's 23 players are either freshmen or sophomores - but coach Sean Linville sees an admirable trait in his club that he believes will help the group develop throughout the spring. "They show a real willingness to learn and that's fun to be around." Linville said. "When you're coachable, you can always improve, and they are willing to do that." Linville expects seniors Chris Doll and Myles Peltier to provide strong leadership and be key contributors. Doll, a catcher, is slated to hit in the middle of the order, and Peltier is expected to take over Blaine's No. 1 pitching role. Peltier pitched 10 to 12 innings last year, and Linville said "he has a good feel for the game." Others expected to make strong contributions are junior shortstop Cody Gobbato and sophomore first baseman/pitcher Josh Fakkema. "We're probably going to have to rely on small baseball," Linville said. "We're going to try to get guys on the move to get them over."

2014 ROSTER

Player Year Pos.

Anthony Ball Fr. OF/P

Chris Doll Sr. C

Josh Fakkema So. 1B/P

Kaden Foster Jr. OF

Cody Gobbato Jr. SS/P

Jalen Kortlever Fr. INF/P

Armando Moser So. 1B/3B

Rudy Nolasco Jr. OF/P

Myles Peltier Sr. OF/P

Jonathan Starcer So. OF/3B/P

Jared Vogee So. INF/P

2014 SCHEDULE

March 15 at South Whidbey 1 p.m.

March 17 at Concrete 3:30 p.m.

March 24 at Ferndale 4 p.m.

March 26 Moot Baker (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

March 28 Meridian (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

March 31 at Friday Harbor 4:30 p.m.

April 2 La Conner (at Pipeline) 1 p.m.

April 2 La Conner (at Pipeline) 3 p.m.

April 7 Nooksack Valley* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 9 at Burlington-Edison* 4 p.m.

April 11 Lynden Christian* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 14 at Anacortes* 4 p.m.

April 16 Bellingham* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 18 Ferndale* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 21 at Meridian* 4 p.m.

April 23 Sehome* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 25 at Squalicum* 4 p.m.

April 28 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.

April 30 Lynden* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

May 2 at Sedro-Woolley* (at Janicki) 4 p.m.

Reach ANDREW LANG at andrew.lang@bellinghamherald.com or call ext. 862.

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