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Gananda baseball will lean on senior experience at NYS Final Four

Bill McClare figured his squad’s breakthrough season was 2018, but the Gananda Blue Panthers fell to eventual state champion Avon in the Section V Class C1 finals.

“That was an eye-opening experience for the guys,” McClare said Thursday night by phone. “We went in and thought we had a solid team and then you go up against a team like Avon, pretty much all seniors. To them it was another game. To us, our hearts were beating a little faster I think. We couldn’t finish the deal where they were experienced team with a lot of talent.”

Friday afternoon, Gananda will take the field at Maine-Endwell High School in Binghamton, New York with a spot in the NYS Class C finals at stake.

McClare credits the four returning starters from last year’s squad for the current success.

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