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East Bay Indians

Last year: 5-18 Class 4A, District 6

Coach: Mike Shirley, first year.

Assistants: Steve Vaughn, Lee Rogers, James Buberger.

Classification: Class 4A, District 6.

Nickname: Indians.

Stadium: On campus, 7710 Big Bend Road, Gibsonton.

1991 record: 5-18. Lost in first round of district tournament.

Key players: Danny Cricks (shortstop), Jaime Corr (second base), James Felts (catcher), Jason Payne (pitcher), Maclane Raley (pitcher), Jackie Glover (centerfielder-pitcher).

Strengths: Experience up the middle and solid infield defense. A strong attitude and work ethic among team members.

Weaknesses: No power. In need of a third starting pitcher to emerge. After Glover, the Indians are inexperienced in the outfield.

Outlook: Shirley is in his first head coaching job, but he has been an assistant at East Bay. The Indians should be improved from last season and could be a .500 club this season.