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2017 Pahrump Valley Baseball Capsule

PAHRUMP VALLEY

Head coach: Brian Hayes, fifth season

2016 record: 13-16 (6-8 Division I-A Sunset, fifth)

Returning lettermen (starters): Nine (six)

Top players: OF/P Garrett Lucas (Jr.), 1B/OF Parker Hart (Sr.), C/P Willie Lucas (So.), IF/P Drew Walker (Sr.), OF/P Bradda Costa (Jr.)

Outlook: The Trojans missed out on a playoff berth last year, but the four teams that finished ahead of them in the standings all moved to Class 4A, and Pahrump returns six starters.

“We expect to be back in the playoffs,” Hayes said. “We have a good mix of veteran players and underclassmen that are ready to compete for starting positions.”

Hart (.440, 26 runs, 25 RBIs), Garrett Lucas (.362, 23 runs, 19 RBIs; 4-5, 2.98 ERA), Willie Lucas (.338, 16 runs, 16 RBIs), Walker (.312, 24 runs, 14 RBIs) and Costa (2-0, 1.24 ERA) should be among the leaders.

“We have a lot of talent,” Hayes said. “Ultimately, how well we come together as a team will be the deciding factor in our success or lack thereof.”

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