Thirteen players with previous experience on the roster have been selected to play this summer for the Eugene Bi-Mart Challengers’ American Legion baseball team.
Six players from 6A Sheldon High School state champions (Tanner Zenke, Wyatt Johnson, Matt Land, Kellen Strahm, Sam Olsson and Taylor Frost) dot the 20-player roster.
There are five players with ties to Marist High School (Marcus Lydon, Tanner Cantwell, Matt Haney, Will Stewart and Dustyn Smith).
There are three players each from North Eugene High School (Tommy Ahlstrom, Dane Stapley and Jake Owens) and Churchill (K.J. Strickland, Hank Forrest and Drew Smernes).
There are two players with ties to Willamtte High School (Matt Hubbs and Justin Guldager), and one (Austin Crowson) from Monroe High School.
Three of the players (Smith, Smernes and Guldager) return to the team after a year of college.
The Bi-Mart Eugene Challengers open their 2015 campaign with a doubleheader at 5 p.m. Thursday vs. the Willamette Valley Titans at Swede Johnson Stadium at Garry Selby Field. They return home on Friday for a 6 p.m. game against the Mid-Valley Rockets.