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Mountain Lions to field new coach

April 18, 2013
By Joey Kittle - Sports Editor ( , The Inter-Mountain

HAMBLETON?- Justin Godwin takes over as the Tucker County High School baseball coach this season.

Godwin is hoping to improve a Mountain Lion program, which lost in the sectionals in 2012.

"We're just starting to get things going," Godwin said. "We've only had a few practices and everything is new for us."

Godwin, like several other schools, isn't sure what type of team he will have with the school's basketball team playing deep into the postseason.

"We're still waiting to see what type of team we will have," Godwin said. "Right now, it's just too early to tell."

Godwin does have two returning players to build around in veteran catcher Kevin McDermott and pitcher Travis Harper, who also plays in the infield.

"We have a couple more seniors coming out for the first time this year," Godwin said. "And four freshmen could be in the line for playing time."

While most of the team's outlook remains a mystery, Godwin does have a concern.

"Pitching is definitely a question mark," he said. "We're really short on arms and we have to find some players to fill that position."

Tucker County is scheduled to open the season March 22 at home against Potomac Valley Conference rival Tygarts Valley.

Along with PVC games, the Mountain Lions' non-conference slate includes Keyser, Petersburg, Philip Barbour, Southern (Md.), Trinity and Preston.



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