Ex-Warrior Barrett named to Nats bullpen

While one former Wabash Valley College pitcher celebrates landing a spot with a major league team, another remains hopeful as the hours remaining in spring training dwindle.

Aaron Barrett, was named to the Washington Nationals opening-day bullpen Wednesday. Barrett, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound right-hander who turned 26 on Jan. 2, did not allow an earned run all spring.

Aces win season opener

FAIRFIELD, Ill. — With precious few swings of the bats outside during the days leading up to Thursday’s season-opening baseball game at Fairfield, Mt. Carmel manager John Copeland wasn’t sure what to expect from his offense.

Nothing like banging out 17 hits in a 10-7 non-conference win to ease a coach’s mind.

“I thought we were a little tense early, but as the game wore on we loosened up and put the bat on the ball,” Copeland said.

Entire infield returns for Golden Aces

Though the Mt. Carmel baseball Golden Aces will once again be a young squad in the 2014 season ahead, don’t think for a moment that there is not plenty of experience returning.

Because there is.

“The infielders are all returnees from last year,” said coach John Copeland, set to begin his fourth season at the helm Thursday when the Aces play at Fairfield.

Pete Smith is back at third base, as is Thomas Allen at short, Cort Rodgers at second and Ian Hipsher at first. Austin Rue returns behind the plate as well.

“The experience those guys got last year will do nothing but help. They were pretty solid last year anyway, so it’s a definite positive,” Copeland said.

Last chance for Little League

The Mt.Carmel Little League will be holding its final registration this Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at N.I.C.E. and South schools.
Any boy or girl born between May 1, 1998 and May 1, 2010 is eligible to play.
Applications may be picked up and dropped off at WVC College Bookstore from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. any day this week. Final registration date is Saturday, March 15.
If you have any questions, call Dave Stoneberger at 618-263-8291

Little League signup Saturday

Mt.Carmel Little League will be having a signup this Saturday March 8th from 10:00 to 2:00 at N.I.C.E. and South Schools. Any boy are girl born between May 1st 2010 – May 1st 1998 are eligible to play. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at WVC College Bookstore 8:00 – 4:00. Opening day will be Saturday May 1st. Girls softball ages 7-15 will start later in May, as they will be playing against Edwards County teams, some travel will be required. Final registration is March 15th.
Any questions, please call Dave Stoneberger 263-9291


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