Sunday, April 30, 2017

Season Preview

The season opener for the Genesee Rebels baseball team is fast approaching. Despite the terrible spring weather, the Rebels are amping up for the season and have much to be excited about. As long as the sun comes up and it warms up, the season is set to be a success. Here's a quick look at some new things for the Rebs this season:

Community Partners: The Rebels are excited to announce that they have formed partnerships with many local businesses. The outpouring of support from businesses in the community has been amazing. Thanks to numerous sponsorships, the Rebels were able to purchase a new L-Screen, update the PA System for home games, drastically lower the cost of the Youth Camp allowing more athletes to attend, and set the Rebels up for success. Please check out our sponsors page and be sure to support these businesses. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Roster: Despite the departure of a few Rebs from the past season, the roster is actually growing. There will be four new faces taking the field for the Rebels this year, all of them college kids. Spencer Pierce, Ethan Fleigle, Alex Pronachinske, and Arron Buck will done the black and white for the first time this season. Derek Urban and Dom Nabak look to make their return after a year's hiatus. The Rebels will also have a solid sophomore class as Jalen Bilty, Brett Zickert, Nate Labott, and Alex Kermendy are all set to return and have a large impact. Of course, the veteran core is still sticking around and barring old-age injuries, this year should provide a great mix of veteran leadership with youthful talent and energy. More arms on the mound will also be an added bonus!

Division Play: The Land O Lakes has seen a lot of movement the past few years, but the Southwest remains strong. This year, the Rebels find themselves playing in the Southern Division and will face off in 3-game series with Racine, Waterford, East Troy, and Burlington. The schedule will be a tough one and the Rebels will have to play solid ball to find themselves in the winning column but they welcome the challenge.

Those are just a few of the things coming your way this summer. Check out the season opener on May 7th at 12:00pm at Genesee Town Park when the East Troy Express come to town.

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