Warriors want to win for DeCoursey


NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - It won't be easy for Whitesboro baseball to repeat their success from 2010, but the Warriors have the guys to do it, with most of their state final four team back again.

"With young players we're always talking about maturity scales and what we can do to take them a little farther down the road," says head coach Bill DeCoursey.  "Fortunately we have a lot of seniors and juniors who've been there and know what it's all about."

"I think it's going to be even tougher, just because everybody expects us to go where we did last year and I think there's a lot of pressure on our shoulders this year to do what we did last year," says senior pitcher and first baseman Ryan Watson.

The Warriors are hoping to make it a special season for coach DeCoursey, because he'll be stepping down at the end of the season, after 18 years at the helm.  They're off to a great start, beating RFA in the season opener Friday, then their rivals New Hartford at Coor Field.

"I just got to hand it out to the guys," says DeCoursey.  "I've been blesses by having some terrific kids to work with over the past few years, there's no problems.  The kids are out there putting everything on the line for us everyday.  Who could ask for anything more."

"I love coach DeCoursey and it would probably mean a great deal to him if we went out with another bang like we did last year and had a good run," says Watson.

But for now, the Warriors are focusing on the regular season, where there won't be any easy games.

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