The Owens Wealth Advisors Lakeview Junior Reds, who lost only five games last season, have “another very talented team” this year.
That’s the assessment of head coach Travis Tessendorf, who says his team has a very experienced and deep pitching staff. Cooper Tessendorf, who went 11-1 last year, is back this season. The Junior Reds’ staff also includes Jacob Sjuts, Kolby Blaser, Jordan Kracl, Eli Osten and Brenden Sloup.
Speedy center fielder Adam Van Cleave will hit leadoff for the Junior Reds. Tessendorf says catcher Krae Lavicky and right fielder Jason Sjuts “both have significant power” and are expected to drive in a lot of runs.
The Junior Reds travel to Wisner for their season opener tomorrow, before playing their home opener Friday at Pawnee Park Field against Central City. Both games have a 5:30 p.m. first pitch.