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Hillsborough Terriers

Last year: 10-14 Class 4A, District 6

Coach: Billy Reed, 21st year.

Assistants: John Early, Woodrow Simmons.

Classification: Class 4A, District 6.

Nickname: Terriers.

Stadium: Hillsborough Field, 5000 Central Ave.

Record: 10-14. Lost in first round of districts.

Key players: Eric Garcia (pitcher), Chris Ireland (pitcher), Sam Causey (pitcher), Michael Butts (shortstop), Tom Day (outfield), Charlie Wentworth (outfield), Joe Williams (first base), Kevin Haner (catcher), Evan White (infield).

Strengths: Reed is counting on his defense to be the strength, with Butz and Day providing experience in the infield and outfield, respectively.

Weaknesses: Although the Terriers' top three pitchers are all returning left-handers, Hillsborough has three sophomores backing them up. And, as many as four other sophomores may start this year.

Outlook: How quickly the sophomores mature will be key for Hillsborough. Although Reed has a talented group, he said how well the sophomores play is a question mark.

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