After a four-year absence due to a lack of players, Orcas baseball is back. Head coach Jim Passer credits Athletic Director Vicki Vandermay for her efforts to field a team and acknowledges that although it is great that a small school offers a variety of sports programs, there aren’t always enough kids to go around.
Passer, who last coached Viking baseball in 1997, is relying on strong leadership from seniors Daniel Briggs, Rylan Date and Devon Stanzione to lead the 14-player team that includes a strong freshman contingent plus two eighth graders playing up.
Despite the lapse of a recent high school team, Passer is familiar with younger players from coaching Little League and expects the Vikings to be competitive against league powers LaConner and Friday Harbor. Concrete, Darrington and Cedar Park Christian round out the league.
Viking baseball fired up on March 13 against Arch Bishop Murphy.