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2024 Prep Baseball Iowa High School Preview: Iowa City Liberty Lightning

Joann Martin
Prep Baseball Iowa

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As we prepare for the upcoming 2024 High School season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team: Iowa City Liberty
Nickname: Lightning
X: @LHSBoltBaseball
Class: 4A
Conference: MVC - Mississippi Division
Head Coach: Uby Martinez
Years as Head Coach at School (Overall Record): 23-18
2023 Overall Record: 23-18
2023 Post-Season Finish: State Tournament Quarter Finalist

# of Returning Starters: 7
# of Pitchers With 15+ Innings Returning: 5
# of Starters Lost: 4
# of Pitchers with 15+ Innings Lost: 5


Mason Waterbury, 2025, LHP
Cooper Hughes, 2025, 3B/P
Ryan Schmierer, 2024, LF
Liam Bender, 2024, SS (Wartburg commit)
Jackson Khamphilanouvong, 2024 RHP
Evan Schmierer, 2026, 2B
Andrew Olthoff, 2025, RHP


Mason Gardner - Wartburg
Luke Mayer - Simpson
Boyd Skelley - Winona State
Jack Funke - WInona State
Hayden Vickroy - Spoon River CC
Jackson Tubbs - Marshalltown CC
Owen Norris - Ellsworth CC
Tyler Dahm - Mount Mercy
Jacob Norris - Mount Mercy 


”We will have more pitching depth than last year. 26 juniors and seniors will provide valuable experience.” - UBY MARTINEZ, Head Coach