2014 Team Snapshot: Shawnee Mission East 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: Shawnee Mission East
Nickname: Lancers
Class:
6A
League:
Sunflower League
Head Coach: Jerrod Ryherd
Years as Head Coach at School: 5
2013 Overall Record: 9-13
2013 League Record: 3-8
2013 Post-Season Finish: Regional Runner-up
Returning starters: 9
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 4

TOP RETURNERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Quinn Appletoft, RHP, Class of 2014 – Southwest Baptist signee
Trey Austin, LHP/1B, Class of 2014 – Iowa Western CC signee
Colin Burns, RHP/SS, All-Sunflower League
Karl Harding, Utility, Class of 2014
Max Sanborn, RHP/IF, Class of 2015 – All-Sunflower League
Gunnar Troutwine, C, Class of 2014 – Wichita State signee, 2nd Team All-Sunflower League
Mitchell Tyler, OF, Class of 2014 – 2nd Team All-Sunflower League
Joey Wentz, LHP/1B, Class of 2016 - All-Sunflower League
Charley White, 2B, Class of 2015

OUTLOOK:  

The Lancers return one of the most experienced teams in the state with all nine members of their starting line-up and four pitchers with significant innings back for the 2014 season highlighted by five All-Sunflower League performers.  Wichita State signee senior catcher Gunnar Troutwine provides East with a physical presence in the middle of their line-up and strong arm behind the plate.  Their pitching staff is deep and balanced with a solid core of right-handed pitchers and two impact left-handed pitchers in senior Trey Austin and sophomore Joey Wentz, a national prospect that has already established himself earning All-League honors as a freshman.

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