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Nassau Countywide League baseball preview

From left: Davween Canela, Jason Rodriquez and Kelvin

From left: Davween Canela, Jason Rodriquez and Kelvin Rodriquez of Roosevelt High School celebrate their award during the 2014 Nassau County Baseball Coaches Award Banquet in Uniondale on June 18, 2014. Photo Credit: TONY LOPEZ

Hempstead Tigers

Coach: Joseph Merolle

2015 record: 0-19

Key players

Jordan Lewis, SS/P, 5-10, 150, Sr.

David Williams, P, 5-10, 145, Sr.

Miguel Guzman, SS, 5-8, 150, Jr.

Daniel Guzman, C, 5-8, 150, Jr.

Outlook: Lewis leads the Tigers on the mound and at the plate.

Westbury Green Dragons

Coach: Todd Goodwin

2015 record: 8-10

Key players:

Remy Bailey, OF/P, 5-11, 170, Jr.

Edwin Fernandez, 1B/P, 5-8, 175, Sr.

Roy Davis, 2B/P, 5-8, 160, Sr.

Jhair Garcia, SS, 5-7, 150, So.

Jerrold Lee, C, 5-9, 160, So.

Outlook: Bailey, Fernandez and Davis lead a young lineup.

Elmont Spartans

Coach: Ed McCormack

2015 record: 8-10

Key players

Steven Girdhan, P/SS, 5-10, 140, Jr.

Eddy Pegue, C, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Will Cook, P/1B, 6-1, 150, So.

Aaron Ruthman, CF/P, 5-9, 145, Jr.

Jacob Rodriguez, IF, 5-8, 130, Jr.

Outlook: Girdham returns off a .325 season and Cook held opponents to a .136 batting average. Ruthman remains a base-stealing threat; he had 17 last year.

Lawrence Golden Tornadoes

Coach: Dennis Leonard

2015 record: 3-16

Key players

Chris Rincon, P/SS/OF, 6-3, 190, Sr.

Vinny Amoroso, P/LF, 6-0, 150, Sr.

Carlos Duran, P/SS, 5-10, 150, So.

Josh Ramos, P/3B/OF, 6-0, 170, So.

Joe Amoroso, C, 6-0, 180, So.

Outlook: Rincon, who missed last season with a knee injury, leads an experienced pitching staff.

West Hempstead Rams

Coach: Kevin Cloghessy

2015 record: 8-10

Key players:

Ryan Sandberg, P/SS, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Matt Arasmo, P/UTL, 5-6, 150, Jr.

Matt Morel, P/2B, 5-9, 160, Jr.

Dylan Suffe, OF/P, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Kyle Suffe, C/OF, 6-0, 175, Jr.

Outlook: The Rams return last year’s core, led by Sandberg, the ace and starting shortstop.

Roosevelt Rough Riders

Coach: Adam Stiles

2015 record: 12-6

Key players:

Jason Rodriguez, OF/P, 6-1, 240, Jr.

Danis Rodriguez, SS/P, 5-8, 165, Sr.

Idris Carter, SS/P, 5-11, 160, 8th

Andres Adames, C/1B, 5-9, 215, Jr.

Ronald Handberry, 2B, 5-7, 160, Sr.

Outlook: Jason Rodriguez, who hit .508 last season and went 5-1 with a 2.92 ERA, is out with an ankle injury. Stiles said he could be back by the end of the season. Danis Rodriguez, who hit .430 and went 4-2 with a 3.54, will be key in Jason’s absence.

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