Baseball: Key dates, information for 2016 season

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Rangeview's Josh Schumacher chases Cherry Creek's Carson Jax back to first where pitcher Cesar Estrada Bonilla tagged him out on Tuesday May 12, 2015 at Cherry Creek High School. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)
Rangeview senior shortstop Josh Schumacher earned All-East Metro Athletic Conference first team honors in 2015 and is one of 15 returning all-conference players in play among Aurora baseball teams in 2016. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

2016 AURORA BASEBALL KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key dates: March 10 — First contest; May 9 — Regular season completed; May 14 — Class 5A/4A district tournaments; May 20-21 — Class 5A Baseball Championship Series (double elimination) First Weekend; May 27-28 — Class 5A Baseball Championship Series (double elimination) Final Weekend

FILE- In this March 8, 2014, file photo, a basket of batting practice balls waits near the batting cage before an exhibition spring training baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox in Sarasota, Fla. Major League Baseball changed how balls are handled before games this season, adding an extra layer of security in the wake of the Tom Brady flap. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
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Aurora coaches: Aurora Central — Brian Mullen; Cherokee Trail — Allan Dyer; Eaglecrest  — Tory Humprey; Gateway — Brian Dossey; Grandview — Scott Henry; Hinkley — Mike Kelly; Overland — Eric Askew; Rangeview — Brian Gausman; Regis Jesuit — Matt Darr; Smoky Hill — Bob Kennedy; Vista PEAK — Grant Pippert

Returning all-league 1st & 2nd team selections: Jerome Bohannon, P, Cherokee Trail, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Edgar Castaneda, INF, Rangeview, sr. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Quin Cotton, OF, Regis Jesuit, sr. (2015 All-Continental League first team); Brandon Hernandez, C/OF, Eaglecrest, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Jose Mendez, INF/P, Hinkley, sr. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Matt Meraz, OF, Cherokee Trail, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Michael Morris, INF, Cherokee Trail, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Nick Morris, P, Grandview, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team); Conner Nantkes, P, Cherokee Trail, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Nick Perez, INF/DH, Cherokee Trail, jr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Austin Prince, P/INF, Gateway, sr. (2015 All-EMAC second team); Grant Schroeder, P, Grandview, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team); Josh Schumacher, INF, Rangeview, sr. (2015 All-EMAC first team); Tyler Smith, INF, Grandview, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League second team; Ryan Sullivan, INF, Cherokee Trail, sr. (2015 All-Centennial League first team);

Other players to watch: J.J. Augustus, Vista PEAK, OF/P, fr.; Saben Brooks, Gateway, INF/P, soph.; Isaiah Carrillo, Rangeview, P/INF, jr.; Anthony Chavez, Hinkley, P/INF, jr.; Austin Chouinard, Regis Jesuit, INF/P, jr.; Jose Cintron, Overland, INF, fr.; Eric Cox, Cherokee Trail, OF, jr.; Cade Crader, Grandview, P, sr.; Casey Embury, Vista PEAK, P/INF, jr.; Parker Friedentag, Smoky Hill, P/INF, sr.; Spencer Hammond, Eaglecrest, P/OF, sr.; Jimmy Holinger, Regis Jesuit, INF, jr.; Daylon Jones, Overland, INF, jr.; Thomas Knowlton, Grandview, P/INF, sr.; Jace Lester, Rangeview, OF, jr.; Cody Lorenzini, Eaglecrest, P/OF, sr.; Keven MacKintosh, Cherokee Trail, P, sr.; Travis Marr, Regis Jesuit, P/INF, sr.; Matt McDermott, P/INF, Smoky Hill, sr.; Jose Olmos, Hinkley, P/INF, sr.; Travis Parker, Grandview, OF, sr.; Shawn Paul, Vista PEAK, C, sr.; Dylan Paulsen, Gateway, P/OF/INF, sr.; Brian Perales, Eaglecrest, P/INF, sr.; Evan Richards, Smoky Hill, INF/OF, sr.; Erik Salas, Overland, C/INF, jr.; Caleb Sloan, Regis Jesuit, P, jr.; Garrett Tisdall, Eaglecrest, C/INF/P, jr.; Alberto Vasquez, Vista PEAK, P, soph.; Paddy Walsh, Smoky Hill, P/OF, jr.; James Wasick, Vista PEAK, P/OF, fr.; Joe Wasick, Vista PEAK, P/OF, fr.; Bo Weiss, Regis Jesuit, P, sr.; Kevin Zapanta, Overland, P/INF, soph.