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Youth movement:: leads to success for some playoff teams

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:04 am

Youth movement leads to success for some playoff teams

...Preparing for the Class A North tournament as the No. 1 seed, the Vikings went about their business as if it was late March and not early June, as coach Shane Slicer and his staff looked on at In the Zone Sports Center.

"They just want to play baseball and they don't care of it's indoors or outdoors, if it's on a piece-of-crap field where they have to pump off the field, they don't care," Slicer said. "They just go to work, no matter what the conditions."

"All of us have a job and we all do it," sophomore shortstop/pitcher Janek Luksza said.

Oxford Hills is one of several local teams with a young nucleus hoping to make noise in the tournament. Most are already a year ahead of schedule, regardless of how they do over the next two weeks, because they went into the season thinking they were in rebuilding mode, or would at least be a year away from contending for a title.

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