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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 3 years ago

SIDELINES: 08.27.15

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by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

+ Bergner makes USA roster

For a second straight year, Windermere Prep pitcher Austin Bergner will don the red, white and blue of USA Baseball.

Bergner, a senior for the Lakers, made the 20-man roster for USA Baseball’s 18U National Team. The team will be in Japan from Aug. 28-Sept. 6 to play in the 2015 WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup.

Last summer, Bergner made the 18U National Team, also, and competed at the COPABE Pan American Championships in Mexico.

+ Titans alum finds college home

Darryl Baptiste, a standout goalie for Olympia High who graduated this past spring, has found a home to play his college soccer. 

Baptiste will play at Kansas City Community College. Baptiste, who is from Haiti, initially had trouble finding a school despite his talent but was aided in his search greatly by Olympia coach Lou Romao.

+ DP seeks softball coach

The Dr. Phillips High School softball team is seeking a new head coach for the spring season.

The school’s athletics department announced the opening over the weekend via its Twitter account, @PantherZone.

Interested parties should contact Athletic Director Russell Wambles at [email protected].

+ Titans alumshines in preseason

Olympia Titans alum Trevor Siemian, a rookie quarterback for the Denver Broncos who is listed third on the team’s depth chart, led a 92-yard touchdown drive in the closing minutes of a preseason contest Aug. 22 to give Denver a 14-10 preseason victory over the Houston Texans.

The starter for the Broncos is Peyton Manning

Siemian, a Windermere native, played collegiately for Northwestern University.

+ Kole Enright chooses Stetson

West Orange baseball’s Kole Enright announced his commitment to Stetson University in DeLand Aug. 11.

Enright, a senior for the Warriors who plays third base and shortstop, tweeted: “Blessed to say I have committed to Stetson University. Thank you to those who have continued to believe in me throughout the process!”

+ Warrior softball hosts free clinic

The West Orange softball team hosted a free clinic for youth softball players in the area Aug. 22. The clinic took place at Windermere Little League and enjoyed a strong turnout.

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