CHARLESTON -- Filling in holes in the lineup and finding position players for the field is something that nearly every high school baseball program goes through year-in and year-out. These two things are exactly what the Kelly Hawks and Charleston Bluejays programs are facing as opening day rolls around.
"We lost quite a bit from last year," said Charleston head coach Michael Minner. "We lost our whole outfield, PJ (Paul Johnson), (Matt) Medlock and (Colin) Gilooly. PJ and Colin were the bulk -- they were our 1-2 punch for the last two years. They had over 220 hits between them in two years so we're going to have to fill that void at the top of the order."
Luckily for Minner's program the experience of his younger players coming up to the varsity level has prepared them for their new roles in 2009.
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