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Hunter Sykes aims a fastball at the plate. (Steve Hinzman photos) / March 14, 2018
The Park View baseball team turned in a strong performance in their final scrimmage before the boys open the regular season against Colonial Heights on Tuesday.

Going up against Hopewell High School Friday night at PVHS, coach Mike Barmoy used the tune-up to cycle through most, if not all of his pitching rotation. Likely starter Hunter Sykes opened for the Dragons and held the Blue Devils scoreless in the first inning.

Chris Gray pitched the third and fourth innings. Trevor Tanner demonstrated great poise in getting the Dragons out of a bases-loaded jam that he inherited coming into the game. Tanner pitched two innings without giving up a baserunner.

Defensively, Park View looked strong as well. Errors were held to a minimum and the communication between infielders was constant. The outfield played well also.

Cameron Sheets will anchor the infield at first and be backed up by Jefferson Barmoy. Reid Piercy will handle shortstop duties and there is solid talent at the rest of the positions as well. Jaison Dugger, Isaiah Thompson, Cameron Peace and others will handle the outfield. Herby Burgart will start at catcher.

Offensively, Park View will be led by Sykes, who appears to be slotted in the lead-off batting position. The two and three positions in the lineup will rotate among a plethora of healthy hitters. Cameron Sheets will swing the bat in clean-up. Isaiah Thompson and Cameron Pearce as well as others will pinch run, and stolen bases should become the norm rather than the exception.

Park View opens the season Tuesday when Colonial Heights come to town.

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