KSHSAA Team Preview: Clay Center

Andy Urban
Regional Supervisor

The Kansas high school season is nearing quickly, and we're here to cover it. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2023 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Kansas Preseason Power 20 Rankings.

We’ve submitted a Preseason Questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.


Team: Clay Center Tigers
North Central Kansas League
2022 Record: 16-5
Classification: 4A
Head Coach: Andy Bent
Years at the Helm: 8


Strengths- Pitching and Defense is a bright spot for this Tigers team this year as they will look to capitalize on those aspects of their game.

Weaknesses- Consistency at the plate is one part of this Tigers team that is an uncertainty. They will look for some bats to step up and produce offense for them throughout the season.



Mark Hoffman- P, 1B Senior

Carter Long- OF, JR

Brody Hayes-SS, JR

Tucker Jackson-C/3B JR

Morgan Brumfield-UTL, JR

Cole Pladson-P/OF, SO





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