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Gaston baseball program adjusts to new leadership

New Gaston baseball coach Chris Anderson has a rare luxury at the 2A level - he has an entire pitching staff.

Small schools typically rely on one or two pitchers at most, but Anderson has four guys he feels comfortable sending to the mound at any time, and three of them are natural starters all throwing four different pitches.

'Pitching could be a real strong point for us,' Anderson said. 'Everything is looking really good.'

At the moment, Anderson visualizes a righty-lefty-righty rotation of Parker Bolden, Robbie Brown and Nick Delplanche.

Offensively, Anderson forsees a potent lineup with lots of team speed and the ability to score in bunches.

'We're hitting the ball really well,' he said. 'At any time I think they're capable of bombing anyone. I think the talent's here to win the league.'

Anderson just hopes his team has the right mental makeup.

'You're either a practice player or a game player,' he said. 'A game player picks it up when the pressure gets going. I think they have it. I think they'll rise to the occasion.'