Prep baseball preview: Cloquet Lumberjacks

The Lumberjacks will lean on their strength at the plate, as pitching remains a question mark.
Superior’s Carter Kalin (14) gets hit by the ball as he slides in safely to second base as Cloquet’s Carsen Psyck (2) tries to field the throw in the third inning of the Spartans win at the NBC Spartan Sports Complex in Superior on Monday, May 24, 2021.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

Head coach: Tyler Olin

Assistant coaches: Luke Olin (varsity assistant); Cody Salo and Zach Johnson (JV)

Returning starters: "Marshall Hayes (IF, P) and Alec Turnbull (P, Utility) are two of our seniors that return with the most experience," coach Tyler Olin said.

New faces: "The junior class as a whole (12 players) will be called on a great deal, especially on the mound," Olin said.

Team Strengths: "I think our hitting/lineup will be our greatest strength," Olin said.


Biggest Challenge: "Pitching will have a lot of new faces. So that inexperience can always be challenging. But, we have arms that are ready in the junior class and also seniors that pitched a bit last year that we hope to find sliding into some bigger roles," he said. "So it will be fun to see which arms step up and fill spots."

Coach's assessment

"I think our goal is the same as anyone's. We hope to continue to improve as the year goes on, and ultimately our goal is to win the section and advance to the state tournament," Olin said.

Jake Przytarski is a reporter for the Cloquet Pine Journal covering a mix of news and sports.
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