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H-M-S has several holes to fill in 2024 baseball lineup

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn baseball team has several positions to fill for the 2024 season. Graduation and other player losses have created several lineup openings to be filled by a young group of players.

The most experienced returning player is senior Jacob Cates, a four-year starter and two-time all-War Eagle Conference first-team selection. Cates, who has signed with Grandview University as a catcher, was H-M-S's leading hitter in 2023 and compiled a 4-4 record as a starting pitcher.

Other players with varsity experience are junior Aiden Bush, an outfielder who also made one varsity pitchi...

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