WARRENSBURG — Warrensburg baseball looks to build upon last season’s 7-13 record under the direction of first year head coach Chris Coombs.

“We want to improve, we want to play good baseball, play the game right, play hard every time we play,” Coombs said.

Coombs was the Warrensburg assistant for the previous six season, but was promoted at the end of the last season to the head coaching position.

The Tigers lose key pieces from last year, but hope to reload with a mixing of upperclassmen and underclassmen.

“We have some seniors, but we are going to sprinkle in some underclassmen,” Coombs said. “We are going to have a lot of underclassmen that help us. The good news is I think we are deep in a lot of places, so we have lots of infielders. We have a good mix of outfielders too that can help us.”

The front man for the Tigers pitching staff will be senior Kade Peterson.

“Kade Peterson is going to be our number one,” Coombs said. “He is our clear ace.”

Peterson will also fill a middle infield spot when not on the mound.

Opening day for Warrensburg will be March 16 as the Tigers travel to Lawrence, Kansas, for a doubleheader with Free State High School.

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