2018 Team Preview: Ottawa Cyclones

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Ottawa HS
 Nickname: Cyclones
Class: 4A-D1
Conference: Frontier
Head Coach: Shawn Hermann
Years as head coach at school: 16 
2017 Overall Record: 18-6
2017 Conference Record:
9-2 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: State Runner-up 

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5


Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Chandler Bloomer, C, 2018 2nd Team All State (Barton CC)
Chance Cowley
, P, 2018 (Coffeyville CC)
Kaleb Shafer
, INF, 2018 (Fort Scott CC)
Jared Parenti
, UTL, 2018

Players to Watch
JD Van Horn,
UTL, 2020
Colby McCury,
UTL, 2020
Isaac Blaine
, P, 2019
Chad Bones
, SS, 2019
Owen Lamar
, INF, 2018
Johnny Nash
, P, 2018
Aiden Michel
, P, 2019
Daidren Ano
, P, 2020

Season Outlook
The Ottawa Cyclones will look to get back into the Kansas 4A-D1 State Championship game with five returning position player and one returning pitching from a season ago.  The Cyclones will be lead by four seniors that led them in post season in 2017.  Senior C Chandler Bloomer (Barton CC), P Chance Cowley (Coffeyville CC), INF Kaleb Shaffer (Fort Scott) and UTL Jared Parenti all earned post season honors as juniors.  Seniors Johnny Nash and Owen Lamar will play a big role this spring along with juniors Isaac Blaine and Chad Bones, and Aiden Michel.  Ottawa will have three sophomores who could step and play key roles as well in JD Van Horn, Colby McCurdy and Dairdren Aho. This group will look to build on the second place finish in 2017. 

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