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Chamberlain Chiefs

Last year: 16-8

Class 4A, District 6

Coach: John Shouse, first year.

Assistants: Roger Rigaeu.

Classification: Class 4A, District 6.

Nickname: Chiefs.

Stadium: Chamberlain Field, 9401 North Blvd. (corner of North and Busch Boulevard).

Record: 16-8. Lost in the district tournament.

Key players: John Kaufman (pitcher), Ryan Mason (third base), Kenny Edmondson (catcher), Darren Hamerick (first base), John Tarmargo (shortstop), Grant Nations (second base), Erik Mirza (centerfield), Matt Chambers (pitcher).

Strengths: The Chiefs have five pure power hitters returning. Mix in a couple of good contact hitters, and Chamberlain should score plenty of runs.

Weaknesses: Beyond Kaufman and Chambers, Chamberlain's staff has very little depth.

Outlook: Chamberlain is considered one of the preseason favorites this year. A powerful lineup and several returning position players leave a bright horizon for the Chiefs.