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Rainbow baseball ready for 2009

Greg Garcia Greg Garcia
Jayson Kramer Jayson Kramer
Mike Trapasso Mike Trapasso

By Jason Tang - bio | email

MANOA (KHNL) -In April 2008, the Rainbow baseball team rattled out 12 wins in 17 games, by far their best month of last season. Now head coach Mike Trapasso hopes his 2009 squad can continue where they left off

On Friday the 'Bows will get their first opportunity as 9th ranked UC Irvine comes to town. Local boy Jayson Kramer is scheduled to take the mound on opening day, as ace Jared Alexander is out with a tender elbow. This year the 'Bows believe they have what it takes to keep the momentum rolling.

"We're returning like 7 out of 9 starters in the infield and the outfield and I think we're going to have a couple guys have big years this year and I think we're going to have exciting baseball all the way around," said sophomore shortstop Greg Garcia.

"I feel in scrimmages, we put on such a show offensively this is the best offensive team I've seen all four years," said senior pitcher Jayson Kramer.

"We feel good now because we're undefeated, but we like our group of guys, we like our club, they get along well the chemistry is very strong and now it's just a matter of how they compete," said head coach Mike Trapasso.

The 'Bows play the Anteaters in a four game series this weekend. Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 6:35. All four contests can be seen live on K5 The Home Team.

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