The overall appearance of Pingree School’s baseball program will have a different look and feel in 2020. Departed faces have been replaced by new ones as the Highlanders return just seven from last year's group.
While some may reflect on the lack of veteran bodies which might overshadow the upcoming season, Pingree head coach Luke Wamboldt sees it differently.
“There is a lot of opportunity for some of our younger guys who spent last season on junior varsity, and for our newcomers to step in and contribute,” said Wamboldt. “We will be younger but do not anticipate that this will be a rebuilding situation. I expect for us to have some great position battles and our guys will push each other.”
Wamboldt is set to begin his second year at the helm here. Last season Pingree finished 12-7, going 7-1 in the Eastern Independent League and earn regular season co-champion honors. The Highlanders went on to claim the EIL postseason tournament crown as well.