Shull started game one for Newton Saturday, tossing three innings in a last-inning 8-7 loss to Pana. Woods and Caleb Chesnut also saw time on the hill.
Both Taylor and Woods are considered newcomers for the Eagles, having seem limited action during their sophomore campaigns.
Catcher Lucas Huston should help the inexperienced pitching staff settle down in 2013, as Huston was a fixture on last year's lineup.
"He did a nice job last year," Fulton said. "He'll have a better year this year. He's very good behind the plate."
Completing the infield are Chesnut and Weston Shipman. Shipman is a powerful lefty that should start plenty of games at first, while Chesnut will primarily play short stop with some innings on the mound. When Shull is not pitching, he will hold down the third base position.
The rest of the open spots should be hotly contested as the season gets underway.
"(We) graduated a ton of talent last year," Fulton said. "We're going to be playing a lot of juniors, a couple sophomores."
Knepper will have to be especially huge to adjust the offense that was lost from last year's senior-laden group. Newton's youth could show at the plate, where Fulton believes his team faces the biggest question mark.
"More than anything," he said, "we probably graduated most of our offense. Caleb will be one of our better hitters, and Tanner."
In spite of the youth, Fulton hasn't adjusted his goals. He expects the Eagles to be a challenger in the new LIC no matter who cracks the rotation.
"We set our goals to win the conference and win the regional every year," he said. "We have a legitimate shot of winning the conference, but we know it's going to be very difficult."
Newton currently sits at 0-1, and travel to Altamont on Thursday.