Webster is once again the favorites in the West Division, picking up 45 points and nine of ten first-place votes. The Gorloks were 38-10 overall last season and head coach Bill Kurich brings back seven starters. The offense should be dangerous once again with Kyler Kent and Ben Swords returning. Kent, a junior, hit .428 with 6 home runs and 46 RBI last year, setting a school record with 83 hits, and earning All-American honors. Swords, a sophomore, was Second Team All-Conference after hitting .360 while driving in 37 and finishing with 18 stolen bases. Junior catcher Joe Swanson will once again be behind the plate and work with a strong pitching staff that includes starter Matt Mulhearn and reliever Shane Donovan. Mulhearn, a junior, was All-Region after recording a 2.99 earned-run average and 76 strikeouts with 10 wins last year. Donovan is one of the top relievers in the nation, earning All-American honors, after finishing with 6 wins and 8 saves to go with a 1.72 earned-run average last year. The Gorloks bring in several transfers including Dakota Borman, Aron Hopp, and Bryce Meyer, as well as a strong class of freshmen.