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Plant City Raiders

Published Oct. 10, 2005

Last year: 8-16 Class 4A, District 5

Coach: Michael Wyatt.

Assistants: Billy Wyatt, Richard Humphrey.

Classification: Class 4A, District 5.

Nickname: Raiders.

Stadium: Rip Sewell Field, 1 Raider Place.

Record: 8-16, lost in first round of district tournament.

Key players: David Scott (catcher), Alan Kicklighter (shortstop), Cedric Mitchell (leftfield), David Colding (first base).

Strengths: Scott carries the Raiders both defensively and offensively. A fleet, sure-handed outfield. More team speed than Wyatt's ever had.

Weaknesses: A lack of experienced pitching is most obvious. Overall, the Raiders are quite young. Not much power.

Outlook: With untested pitching, the Raiders will probably start slowly, but an improvement on last season is possible.