"It's a matter of throwing strikes and getting head of hitters," Taylor said. "If you throw strikes and keep it down in high school, you've got a pretty good chance. We're going to be pretty solid."
Allen and Hayden Cole will form Windsor/Stew-Stras' big three offensively with Vonderheide.
Brandon Helmuth also returns to the infield coming off a strong summer campaign with the Altamont Post 512 Junior Legion team that finished fourth in the state. Dylan Ohnesorge is tentatively penicled into the first base slot, and Taylor said Tristan Warner's athleticism will most likely earn him some playing time.
Offensively, it's also about efficiency in Taylor's strategy.
"My philosophy is to look at on-base percentage," he said. "If you've got guys who can get on base in a number of ways, there's always a number of mistakes high school teams are going to make and (we can) take an extra number of bases."
A number of freshmen could also see playing time behind the starters, but Taylor still has to figure out his optimal lineup.
The NTC season starts off with a big one for the Blue Devils, as they'll take on South Central in a Cumberland sectional final rematch Thursday. Windsor/Stew-Stras defeated South Central 3-1 in that sectional final to advance to Super-Sectionals and end South Central's season.
WINDSOR: Nic Hutchinson, Zach Caywood, Tyler Kemper, Andy Harris, Tristan Warner, Devin Deremiah, Hayden Cole, Alex Allen
STEW-STRAS: Jacob Kramer, Mark Jones, Dylan Ohnesorge, Christian Vonderheide, Brandon Helmuth, Bryce Bugger, Derek Moschenrose, Josh Overbeck, Collin Ohnesorge, Blake Nichols