"Definitely winning the division is our primary goal," Rotondi said.O'Brien Martinez and Josh Bracero could make a surprisingly good 1-2 punch for Long Island City and new coach Tom Lehman. Bracero was academically ineligible his first two years and didn't play baseball last year, but he has wicked movement and could be a difference maker."Pitching and defense is what we're stressing right now," said Lehman.John Adams isn't just ace right-hander Christian Cardenas. Sophomore left-hander Bryant Seligson is pretty good, too."He's a tough kid who doesn't have any fear," coach Glenn Beyer said.Freddie Garcia doesn't mind the wood bats. His Grover Cleveland squad has a multitude of solid pitchers, including potential left-handed closer Carlos Francisco.Franklin K. Lane has only three seniors, but a good assortment of talent."We're going to contend for a playoff spot," coach Jim Curcio said. "That's very reasonable with this group."
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