Last year: 9-16 Class 2A, District 11
Coach: Robert Rogers, first year.
Assistants: Jorge Tamargo, Lenny Guida.
Classification: Class 2A, District 11.
Stadium: On campus, 4630 N Rome Ave.
Record: 9-16, lost in district semifinal game to Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney.
Key players: Ruben Garcia (catcher), Jason Hall (designated hitter/catcher), Scott Boyd (third base), Pablo Palacio (shortstop).
Strengths: Solid hitting and above-average team speed should provide offensive consistency. The Crusaders also have a sound defense.
Weaknesses: An inexperienced pitching staff includes two freshmen, four sophomores, three juniors and no seniors.
Outlook: The pitching must solidify for the Crusaders to approach a winning record. Rogers brings recent success to TC from 3A Robinson. A schedule with just one game against a county team will be less grueling.