2014 Team Snapshot: Maize 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: Maize
Nickname: Eagles
Class:
6A
League:
AVCTL, Division 1
Head Coach: Rocky Helm
Years as Head Coach at School: 15
2013 Overall Record: 13-9
2013 League Record: 9-3
2013 League Finish: 1st
2013 Post-Season: Lost in regional championship game
Returning starters: 5
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 3

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Corrigan Bartlett, OF, Class of 2015
Jimmy Fisher, OF, Class of 2014
Colton Helm, 2B, Class of 2014
Brady Hoover, C/3B, Class of 2014 – Hutchinson CC commit, 1st Team All-AVCTL
Drew Johnson, RHP, Class of 2014 – Neosho County CC commit, 2nd Team All-AVCTL
Connor Lungwitz, RHP/1B/3B, Class of 2015 – Wichita State commit, All-AVCTL
Seth Troll, RHP/OF, Class of 2014 – 1st Team All-AVCTL

OUTLOOK:  

Maize returns a talented group from their AVCTL, Division 1 League Championship team last year.  Their pitching staff is anchored by a trio of right-handers in senior Drew Johnson, a strike-pumping competitor with a plus breaking ball, senior Seth Troll who racked up 1st Team All-League honors last season and Wichita State commit junior Connor Lungwitz, a physical multi-sport athlete.  Brady Hoover provides a physical right-handed bat in the middle of their line-up and a difference-making arm behind the plate or at third.  Senior outfielder Jimmy Fisher is a left-handed hitter that gives their line-up balance.  In addition, scrappy Colton Helm possesses a solid across the board skill set – as you might expect from the son of an ultra successful high school baseball coach.

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