2015 Team Preview: Jefferson West



By Sean McCann
Prep Baseball Report Kansas

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Jefferson West
Nickname: Tigers
Class: 4A-II
League: Big 7
Head Coach: Dan Hypse
Years as Head Coach at School: 25
2014 Overall Record: 17-5
2014 League Record: 8-2
2014 League Finish: 2nd
2014 Post-Season Finish: Lost in regional championship game

Returning Starters: 3
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 1

TOP RETURNERS
Grady Middendorf, 3B, 2015
Keenan Bair, OF, 2015
Matthew Hamon, C, 2015
Jacob Lawhorn, RHP/IF, 2015

KEY PLAYER LOST
Wyatt Miller, IF, 2014. Named KABC 4A-II First Team All-State.

2015 OUTLOOK:  
The Tigers have a number of holes to fill in their line-up and on the mound from their senior-dominated 17-5 club a year ago. They will look to four seniors to lead the way in 3B Grady Middendorf, OF Keenan Bair, C Matthew Hamon and RHP/IF Jacob Lawhorn. The junior class is led by physical 6-foot-4, 240-pound RHP Jared Ice and speedy lead-off hitter Keishon Brown.

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