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Three games to watch for baseball

Posted by Zolan Kanno-Youngs  April 7, 2013 05:43 PM

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Latin Academy at West Roxbury, Monday, 3 pm

While it is early in the season, any game between North division teams is a big one.
While both of these teams have fewer returning players than they wanted, both coaches noted their defenses as being a strength for their team.

Latin Academy is still transitioning JV players to their varsity squad and West Roxbury’s coach Clifton Wilson said before the season that he won’t be afraid to play underclassmen so it should be a game to improve both teams as they go further in to the season.

Boston International at Brighton at Rogers Park, Tuesday, 3:30 pm

Expect a lot of runs.

Boston International has shown that they can use their bats based off of last season and even their most recent thrashings of Madison Park and New Mission (17-3).

Brighton also noted that they would be relying on their batting power before the season so if you like offense, this is your game.

New Mission at Charlestown at Ryan Field, Thursday, 3:30 pm

Two rebuilding-yet-promising programs go head-to-head in this one.

New Mission, being a first year team, continues to take baby steps in making their mark in the city league.

For Charlestown, they’ve only returned three starters, so their goals aren’t that far from New Mission’s when they say they’re just looking to improve from last season.
Zolan Kanno-Youngs covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at kannoyoungs.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @KannoYoungs.

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