AT A GLANCE: Overlake-Bear Creek baseball

Head coach: Mike Davidson, 11th season • Last year: 8-4, 3rd place 1A Emerald City League, 12-8 overall • 2012 turnout: 28

Head coach: Mike Davidson, 11th season

• Last year: 8-4, 3rd place 1A Emerald City League, 12-8 overall

• 2012 turnout: 28

KEY RETURNERS

• Sr. Jackson Umberger, 2B: First-team all-leaguer looks to go out with a bang before heading to play at Claremont-McKenna in California.

• Sr. Aaron DiGenova, 3B: Another first-team selection, had a breakout power season last year.

• Sr. Michael Andrea, P: Missed entire 2011 season due to injury, but is back strong and expected to be the No. 1 starter

• Sr. Steven Sacia, OF: Versatile player and speedy top-of-the-lineup threat will be team’s utility man.

TOP NEWCOMER

• Fr. Peter Perkins, 1B: Team’s only freshman will fill a hole at first base and in the middle of the lineup.

KEY GAME

• Overlake vs. Bellevue Christian Friday, May 4, 3 p.m.: This home game will likely be the final matchup between the Owls and the Vikings, as Bellevue Christian, along with Cedar Park Christian, will be leaving the Emerald City League after the 2011-12 school year.

DID YOU KNOW?

The team will be headed to the Dominican Republic in the first week of April for a seven-day trip which will combine service work with four games against local teams.

“Our kids will have the chance to do some good in a place that looks nothing like Redmond, and play against some guys who have much less than they do and see baseball as one of the few avenues to success,” said head coach Mike Davidson. “Our kids are collecting a shipping container full of baseball gear to bring with us and leave there.”

COACH’S CORNER

“Overlake-Bear Creek returns a deep and veteran team that expects to compete for a league title and a state tournament berth. If we can get more consistency from our pitching staff and replace the production of our two best hitters from a year ago, this could be the year we break through.” — Owls’ coach Mike Davidson


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