PHS baseball coach Mark Loman has had to put a call out for pitchers this spring.
The Panthers enter the 2019 campaign with their two best hurlers out for the season, so others will have to step up and fill the void.
Jacob Kroeger, an all-stater as a junior outfielder last season, and Hayden Hoerr, an all-district pitcher as a sophomore, are out, while rehabilitating from injuries, although there is an outside shot Kroeger could return to action near the end of the season.
The two left-handers were expected to be the team’s top mound work horses this season.
Despite the loss, Loman maintains optimism about this year’s squad, which is expected to have a potent line-up, led by Nolan Wosman, an all-state shortstop and Arkansas University recruit, entering his senior season.
“I think, potentially, the sky is the limit,” Loman said about the line-up he will be able to put together.
In addition to Wosman, the team returns seniors Caden Power and Peyton Abbott, and juniors Corder Lehenbauer, Mason Scholl, Cooper Hinkle, Dakota Compton and Kaden Malone, all of whom saw varsity action last year.
See entire story in this week's Palmyra Spectator.