Wachusett Legion has selected its 2015 roster for what promises to be an exciting summer of baseball.  The Wombats welcome back ten players from the 2014 District runner-up team, including fifth-year starters Owen Gibbons and Eric Seaver and fourth-year veteran pitcher and shortstop Connor Gill.  They are joined by 2014 teammates Ryan Brodin, Dan Jancura, Ryan Jones, AJ Papandrea, Tim Post, Jordan Teevens and Tanyon Ventres.
Of the 18 players on the 2015 roster, all but one are from the Wombats’ base school, Wachusett Regional High School.  The exception is Ryan Walsh, a senior pitcher/outfielder from Quabbin Regional.  Other new players are Josh Bombard (OF/1B), Keenan Kolanda (OF/IF), Dan Pingeton (P), Matt Pingitore (C), Jonathan Rubin (P), Jordan Weber (P) and Nick Zottoli (3B/OF).
With the high school season pushed back a full week and WRHS set to make a playoff run, the Wombats’ schedule will likely be compressed, putting pressure on a pitching staff that will have to cover at least six games a week.  With that in mind, the roster is deep with starting pitching, including Gibbons, Gill, Ventres, Jones, Pingeton, Teevens and Walsh, all of whom have had experience and success at the varsity high school level and, with the exception of Pingeton and Walsh, at the Legion level.  They will be joined by Wachusett JV aces Rubin and Weber, who will get the opportunity to bring their games to a new level.
Roster number trivia:
3 - the number of Ryans on this year’s roster, a team record.
2 - the number of Jordans on this year’s roster, also a record.
7 - the number of players on the team whose hometown is Holden.
6 - the number of players on the team whose hometown is Sterling.
4 - the number of players on the team whose hometown is Rutland.
1 - the number of players on the team whose hometown is Barre.
0 - the number of players on the team from Paxton and Princeton.
8 - the number of players who are 6’ or taller (vs. 4 in 2014).
2 - the number of players born on September 29 (Pingeton and Zottoli).
- career Legion home runs for the entire roster (1 ea. for Brodin, Gibbons & Seaver)
114 - Legion career games for Gibbons and Seaver.
4 - number of brother combinations to have played for the Wombats (Doskocil, Cleary, Davidson and Zottoli)

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veteran’s organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.
Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored nationwide baseball programs. During these past eight decades, millions of young players have enjoyed the opportunity to play American Legion baseball and its graduates range from Ted Williams to Jim Rice and most Hall of Famers in-between. Today, American Legion baseball is for accomplished players born on or after January 1, 1995 and its current players represent the finest talent among high school and college aged players across the country. 
"American Legion baseball on a summer night...an American tradition since 1925"

As a business or private citizen, you can support the Wachusett Wombats American Legion team by becoming a team sponsor. Sponsors play a vital role in the success of the program and any level of support is greatly appreciated. Sponsors will receive recognition on this website and in game-day previews.
For additional information and/or to become a sponsor, please contact Chuck Tidman at ctidman@bowditch.com.