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Brownsville Rivera Baseball Preview

Raiders Are Led By A Solid Coach

 

Head Coach:                                      Travis Parker, 5th season

Assistant Coaches:                           Adam Vera, Guile Vela, Manuel Rodriguez

2016 Record:                                      4-19, District: 2-12

Career Record:                                 18-73

School’s District Titles:                  1992, 1996

Bi-District Champions:                   2001

 

Key Losses:                                       Jose Montoya

Steven Domanski

 

Returning Starters:                         Josue Perales (Senior), C

Jordan Janskowski (Senior), 2B/SS/P, HM All-District, 2B

Jose Hernandez (Sophomore), 1B/P/OF

Ricky Ibarra (Sophomore), UTL/P

Raul Gonzalez (Soph.), OF/P, 32-6A Newcomer Of The Year

 

Returning Lettermen:                     Elusai Hernandez (Senior)

Max Muniz (Senior)

Aaron Lerma (Junior)

Arnold Smedegard (Senior)

 

Top Newcomers:                               Jesus Ibarra (Freshman)

Erik Rodriguez (Junior)

 

 

The Raiders have a coach that is one of the best in the Rio Grande Valley even though their record does not show it Coach Parker is steadily improving the Raiders baseball program. Two senior and three sophomores have to become the leaders for the Raiders in 2017. Josue Perales and Jordan Janskowski are the seniors returning and Jose Hernandez, Ricky Ibarra, and Raul Gonzalez are the sophomores who gained valuable experience last season. Pitching will be the key for the Raiders in 2017. The Raiders could put out a good offensive team out on the field, but the pitching must come through. The Raiders have only won 38 games since 2010, but if the Raider nation is patient there is some good talent in the younger players at and headed to Rivera in the near future. No one should take the Raiders lightly in 2017.

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