Senior Gavin Knoblich is one of the veteran players returning to the Coupeville baseball team this spring. (Photo by John Fisken)

Senior Gavin Knoblich is one of the veteran players returning to the Coupeville baseball team this spring. (Photo by John Fisken)

Spring prep preview / Coupeville baseball

Coach: Chris Smith.

2019 record: 7-14; 7-8, fourth in North Sound Conference.

Returning lettermen: seniors Mason Grove, Gavin Knoblich, Ulrik Wells; junior Daniel Olson; sophomores Cody Roberts, Hawthorne Wolfe.

Key newcomers: sophomore Xavier Murdy; freshmen Scott Hilborn, Johnny Valenzuela.

Strength: Athleticism.

Weakness: Youth.

Coach’s comment: “(Our goal is to) qualify for the playoffs.”

First game: Lynden Christian at Coupeville, TBD, Friday, March 20.