Nordhoff senior Jake Boyd, showed here digging out a ground ball last season, figures to be a key member of this year’s baseball team. Boyd will play in the field and will also be part of a strong pitching rotation for the Rangers. The Rangers are hoping to start their season this weekend, weather permitting. (photo by Holly Roberts)
Mike Miller, Ojai Valley News sports editor
While most of the Ojai Valley is praying for rain today and this weekend, the Nordhoff baseball team is hoping the wet weather will hold off long enough for them to get their 2014 campaign under way. The Rangers were slated to begin their season Saturday with the Southern California Invite, but head coach Glen Pinkard and crew are not optimistic that will happen due to the weather.