longer for northern teams to come into their own due to practice limitations and so many early games on the road. By the time they get into their groove they have accumulated too many losses to overcome the early season and they play similar school which result in initial lower rpis which carry forward throughout the season. It is not fair but it would be difficult to change w/o going to split fall/spring seasons with later starting springs or playing summer ball. We have two elite starters and several serviceable ones and an elite reliever and a few serviceable ones. Our hitting is average to slightly above average.