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April 9, 2014

New coach, same goals for reloading St. John's Prep baseball


The Eagles will also rely on Rich Riley for important innings on the hill.

“We have three guys with experience on the mound. We lost basically six guys that are all pitching in college right now,” said Letarte. “We have basically 11 guys back total; there are a lot of returning guys we’re confident in, but we have to find pitching.”

Long one of the standard bearers in Mass. high school baseball, the Prep stands to be in the thick of discussions for the state’s first Super 8 baseball playoffs being held this spring. It’s not something that will preoccupy these Eagles, who are focused on the Catholic Conference, and on carrying on the tradition they’ve been entrusted with.

“I think to strive for something like (the Super 8) is nice. The things we talk about are league and state titles. Those are the only two things they put up in our gym,” said Letarte. “We’re going to attack our work every day, have the best record we can and hope something like that takes care of itself.”




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