Burbank is prepared

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Burbank High baseball Head Coach Bob Hart likes the product he’s going to put on the field this season.

The reason is because there are several quality seniors with a healthy dose of underclassmen, which is usually a good combination.

The Bulldogs missed the CIF Southern Section playoffs in 2018, but made the quarterfinals the previous season.

“We have that challenge now,’’ said Hart of making the postseason. “But they’re going to have to find and accept their roles.’’

Burbank has played four games and hasn’t won any, but earned a 3-3 tie with Chatsworth and lost to Harvard-Westlake 5-0 in the Easton Tournament.

“That was a very respectable game to a very good team,’’ said Hart of the setback to the Wolverines. “I think we’re going to be okay.’’

Senior Davis Miliewocki will lead the Burbank pitching staff and is capable of throwing the ball between 85 and 87 miles per hour.

Miliewocki, who was named to the Pacific League, second team, will play at third base when not on the mound.

Senior Daniel Ruiz will back Miliewocki at third base and senior Kenny Wong will play second base.

Senior Joey Clark will pitch and play first base, while senior Andrew De La Torre and junior Jacob Duarte will also be starting pitchers.

Sophomore Ryan King will toil at shortstop and along with Clark, will be the primary closers.

Juniors Josh Balos, Willem Clendenin and Troy Lee will also see action on the hill.

Junior Dominick Severo and junior Alberto Ayala will spend time behind the plate.

Burbank’s starting outfield will consist of junior Oaklee Spens in center field, De La Torre in right field and junior Aidan Gonzalez in left field.

Seniors Cody Winters and Vincent Romano will also roam the outfield as will juniors Adam Loera and Justin Robinson.

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The Sports Department Rick Assad has written about sports for the Pasadena Star-News and Los Angeles Times. Contact him at richsports5@sbcglobal.net.

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