Head coach: Dan Kelly, fourth season
2016 record: 10-2 (independent)
Returning lettermen (starters): Seven (five)
Top players: OF/P Sam Shain (Jr.), 1B/P Brandon Pappas (Sr.), SS/P Mordechai Shirit (So.)
Outlook: The Lions welcome back seven lettermen and are anxious to see how they’ll stack up against league competition.
“After three years of independent status, we are league members for the first time in baseball this year,” Kelly said. “We know that the Class 2A division will be very challenging for us, and we hope to have some competitive games this year.”