2014 Team Snapshot: Lawrence HS



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for our 2014 high school preseason coverage we are going to take a quick glance at teams from across the state.

Team: Lawrence
Nickname: Chesty Lion
Class:
6A
League:
Sunflower
Head Coach: Brad Stoll
Years as Head Coach at School: 10
2013 Overall Record: 14-8
2013 League Record: 8-2
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: Lost in regional championship
Returning starters: 5
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 1

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically):

Brandon Bell, RHP, Class of 2014, 1st Team All-Sunflower League
Drew Green, C, Class of 2014, Kansas Coaches Player of the Year, Sunflower League Player of the Year
Bryce Montes de Oca, RHP, Class of 2014, Missouri signee, injured in 2013
Kieran Severa, OF, Class of 2014
Jacob Seratte, OF, Class of 2014
Michael Sinks, IF, Class of 2015

OUTLOOK:

The Chesty Lions return five starters from their everyday line-up and one pitcher with significant innings off of their 2013 squad that lost in the regional championship game.  Included among the returners is the larger than life 6-foot-8 right-handed pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca, who is coming off an injury last season and could contribute this spring.  In addition, Lawrence returns one of the most prolific offensive players in the state in senior catcher Drew Green who put up Nintendo numbers and racked up a boatload of post-season honors last season.  In addition, expectations are high for senior right-handed pitcher Brandon Bell, a 1st Team All-League performer last year that gives Lawrence a proven #1 pitcher going into 2014.  Senior outfielder Kiernan Severa and Jacob Seratte will both be looked to again for production this spring as will versatile junior Michael Sinks.

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