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BY JEFF FALK

Sometimes the best way to manage a full plate is to take something off of it, lest one spills the entire platter.

A couple of days after leading the Annville-Cleona baseball team to a 16-6 season, head coach Scott Shyda has resigned. It was a decision that Shyda did not take lightly, one that he had been considering since the start of the 2017 campaign.

Shyda cited a shortage of time and an excess of responsibilities as reasons for his resignation. Shyda has taught math for 29 years at Annville-Cleona and has growing family responsibilities.

He did not close the door on coaching again sometime in the future or staying involved with the Little Dutchmen program in a lesser role.

An assistant to former Annville-Cleona head coach Mike Capriotti for 24 springs, Shyda took over the Little Dutchmen program in 2013. During his tenure, Annville-Cleona went 67-44 overall and reached the postseason in each of his five seasons as head coach.

Shyda will certainly be missed on the local baseball scene. He was one of the good guys who was committed to doing things the right way.

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