Baseball is traditionally a strong sport in Livingston County. The 2018 season should be no exception.
► Last season: 33-7, district champion
► Top returners: Max Hendricks, P, Sr.; Ian Kenrick, OF, Sr.; Tommy Lappin, C, Sr.; Jake Moyer, CF, Sr.; Logan Tobel, 1B, Soph.
► Outlook: Hartland has a certified staff ace in Hendricks, who was 11-1 with a 1.22 ERA last year. Hendricks is the last holdover from Hartland’s 2015 Division 1 championship team, going 3-for-5 in the state final. Finding a No. 2 pitcher to close out doubleheaders will be a key for the Eagles. Lappin will be a full-time catcher after also playing outfield last season. This is an athletic team with two college recruits in baseball (Hendricks, Moyer) and two in football (Lappin, Kenrick). Tobel is a future star who was a rare freshman last year who could start at one of the county’s big three programs.
► Coach Brian Morrison: “We are athletic. I would expect us to be really good on defense. I expect us to be able to run a little bit. We’ve just got a couple guys who have to step up at the plate and on the mound and be better than expected. It’s pretty much the same every year.”