Oak Harbor’s Noah Meffert, a second-team, all-league infielder in 2019, returns to anchor the Wildcat defense. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor’s Noah Meffert, a second-team, all-league infielder in 2019, returns to anchor the Wildcat defense. (Photo by John Fisken)

Spring prep preview: Oak Harbor baseball

Coach: Cody Anderson.

2019 record: 10-13; 8-10, fourth in Wesco North.

Returning lettermen: seniors Andrew Dixon, Luke Golden, Aiden McCarthy (second-team, all-league catcher); juniors Noah Meffert (second-team, all-league infielder), Jacksyn Pawlowicz (second-team, all-league pitcher); sophomore Gage McLeod.

Key newcomers: sophomores Luke Vrable, Will Rankin.

Strengths: pitching, team speed, defense.

Weakness: hitting.

Coach’s comment: “We want to compete every day and win Wesco North. This team is going to be really fun to watch this year; people need to get out there and watch. I fully expect us to be really good.”

First competition: at Anacortes Jamboree, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.

First game: at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.

First home game: Marysville-Pilchuck, 4 p.m. Friday, March 20.

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