ORAN -- Last season didn't go as the Oran Eagles had planned as the team dealt with injuries all season long, ending with a 16-9 record and a rare district semifinal loss.
However, with all of last year's injuries, Oran returns plenty of experience as nine players return that started some games last season.
Sophomore pitcher/infielder Kody Moore returns after hitting .300 and finishing with a 6-2 record on the mound. Senior outfielder Nolan Urhahn (.294, 20 RBIs) and junior pitcher/infielder Dalton Elfrink (5-1, 1 save) also return.
Others who are being looked at to contribute this year are seniors Zac Chasteen (P/OF) and Tyler Heuring (OF); juniors Blake Carlyle (OF) and Adam Schaefer (IF/P); and sophomores Trent Hency (OF) and Alex Heuring (C).
Oran will open the season on March 22 at Bloomfield.