CORAL SPRINGS, FL - For coach Mike Federman, the Coral Springs High School baseball team is off to a solid start, but there’s plenty of work ahead.
“It’s early in the season, and we’re still finding our way and our identity at this point in the season,” said Federman, who has been at the school for 20 seasons and five years as head coach.
The Colts, who are now 4-1 in the season, have been in the district finals in three of the last four years and made three regional appearances. Federman said his team is in search of its first district championship since 2012.
“Our expectations this year are high,” Federman said. “We are looking to win a district title this year and not just be in the title game. We have a lot of depth on the mound this year and nine seniors so expectations are high to reach our goal.”
Two of those seniors, Chris DeVarona and Jimi Berisko, are both going to Cleveland Community College and four others waiting to sign. DeVerona is batting .400, while Berisko is batting .300 with four RBIs and has scored three times this year and has one inning on the mound with two strikeouts.
The team opened the season winning its first three games against Blanche Ely, Pompano Beach, and Hollywood Hills before dropping a contest to Deerfield Beach. The Colts rebounded in their game against Fort Lauderdale, 12-5, Tuesday night and will take on cross-town rival Coral Glades at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
Senior Logan Taylor is leading the team with a .667 batting average and a .750 on-base percentage. He also leads the team in doubles with three. Junior Gavin Roberts is filling the stat sheets with a .539 batting average, leads the team in runs scored (8) and is second on the team with stolen bases (2).
Senior Garrett Drew is batting at a .462 clip, with five runs scored. He has the team’s lone home run and leads the team with 5 RBIs.