Roane State Community College baseball coach David Lane loves team speed, and he feels his 2012 Raiders have plenty of it.
“We’ve been recruiting for speed,” Lane said. “We’re in the Division I level on speed. We should be able to put some runs on the board this year. I also expect us to be much more solid defensively.”
Demond Tubbs will lead off for Roane State. Clayton Shell and Jeremy Latham give the Raiders two solid left-handed hitters, while Connor Wise provides power. Lane expects freshman shortstop Eric Brown to fill the critical third spot in the batting order.