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NHIAA previews: Gilford

Gilford Golden Eagles

2018 Record: 15-2
2018 Postseason: Lost in Division III quarterfinals
Head coach: Eric Duquette
Starters Returning: 8

Top Returners:
Senior Isaac Wallace (P/IF), (.383, 16 RBI, 1.028 OPS)
Senior Alex Muthersbaugh (P/IF), (.350, .866 OPS)
Senior Chandler Mead (OF), (.357, 15 runs, 9 SB)
Junior Adrian Siravo (P/IF/OF), (.411, 7 2B, 3 3B, 3 HR, 25 RBI)
Junior TJ Carmilia (C), (.250, 16 runs)
Sophomore Jack McLean (IF/C), (.367, 22 hits, 24 runs)

Senior Isaac Wallace (RHP), (3-0, 0.54 ERA, 0.84 WHIP)Senior Alex Muthersbaugh (RHP), (2-1, 3.40 ERA)
Junior Adrian Siravo (RHP), (7-1, 1.24 ERA 77 K’s)
Junior Connor Sullivan (RHP), (1.85 ERA)

Coaches comment:  Gilford returns eight starters, led by Division III Player of the Year Adrian Siravo and First Team all-state pitcher Isaac Wallace. Siravo, Wallace and Alex Muthersbaugh lead a deep pitching staff which allowed only 65 hits in 112 innings last year and a team ERA of 1.69. Those three, along with Chandler Mead, Jack McLean and three-year starter TJ Carmilia will anchor an offense that had a team batting avg of .317 last year. Transfer Tim Stevens and Freshman Ben Muthersbaugh add to lineup depth, along with a talented and deep junior class.

Division III will be the deepest it has been in years, with many teams capable of winning a championship. Defending Champ White Mountains is the clear favorite returning most everyone from last year’s title run. Belmont, Campbell, Somersworth, and Monadnock are always in the mix, and Bishop Brady, Winnisquam and Raymond return many players. Hopkinton and Laconia both return to Division III with plenty of talent.

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