Lugoff-Elgin is looking to move up after going 12-16 overall, 4-6 in Region 4-4A.
The reason for the optimism is well founded. After all, the Demons have 10 regulars returning off a team that finished strong in 2013, including a run to the finals of the district playoffs.
Junior shortstop Russ Radcliff (.338, 3 HR, 16 RBI), junior first baseman Gunner Smith (.332) and senior second baseman Cody Maily (.319) are the top offensive producers back in the fold.
Zach Bowers (4-4, 1 save, 52 K, 1.01 ERA is the veteran anchor of the pitching staff.
Seniors Hunter McManus (CF), Danny Bowen (C) and Mikey Branham (3B/DH), junior Ethan Beasley (RF) and sophomore Brock Robinson (3B/DH) are the other veteran building blocks.
L-E opens the regular season at home against Chapin on March 14.