The Cleveland Heights baseball team is eager to get back on the diamond after missing last spring due to COVID-19.

Coach Ed Mugridge will have some new faces after nine players graduated, but he points to a deep pitching staff and great team chemistry and work ethic as areas of strength for the Tigers.

Here’s a look at the 2021 Heights Tigers.
COACH: Ed Mugridge, 33rd year as a HS Baseball Coach, Heights coach since 2013, previously head coach at Wickliffe HS and Chardon HS.
Returning starters: Seniors Vincent Bellini, Andy Heintz, and Eli Weisblat return for their 4th year as varsity pitchers and starting infielders. Other key returning players are juniors Vince Holland (SS) and Ethan Pollack (1B).
Promising newcomers:  Senior Kylin Gaiter-Davis; juniors Nico Solomon, Nat Tyler and Max Wheeler are expected to have major roles; sophomores Mason Dew and Holden Walker are making a strong case to get some varsity time. Freshman Nicky Square is expected to share catcher duties with senior Idris Hakeem.
Strengths: Pitching Depth is outstanding with the 1-2-3-4 punch of Heintz, Bellini, Weisblat and Pollack.
“After losing the entire 2020 season to the pandemic, this team is highly motivated to make up for lost time and opportunities,” Mugridge said. “We have a great blend of key players at each grade level and many versatile players who can play more than one position. The relentless work ethic and genuine camaraderie of this group will carry them the highs and lows and the stops and starts of spring baseball in Northeast Ohio.  As always, our goal is to win the LEL and qualify for the District Tournament.”