2014 Team Snapshot: Mill Valley 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: Mill Valley
Nickname: Jaguars
Class:
5A
League:
Kaw Valley
Head Coach: Jeff Strickland
Years as Head Coach at School: 7
2013 Overall Record: 19-6
2013 League Record: 12-1
2013 League Finish: 2nd
2013 Post-Season Finish: 4th at State Tournament
Returning starters: 5
Pitchers with 15+ Innings Returning: 0

TOP PLAYERS (Listed Alphabetically)

Tyler Garrison, C, Class of 2015
Zach Hanna, OF, Class of 2015
Bryce Lievens, 2B, Class of 2014
Bret Messer, 1B/3B, Class of 2014
Nick Wilson, OF, Class of 2014 – 1st Team 5A All-State

UNDERCLASSMEN TO WATCH (Listed Alphabetically)

AJ Knight, LHP/OF, Class of 2016
Lucas Krull, LHP/OF, Class of 2016
Brenden Shutt, RHP/IF, Class of 2016

OUTLOOK:  

The Jaguars lost 1st Team 5A All-State shortstop LJ Hatch and 2nd Team 5A All-State first baseman Zach Stinnett off of their 2013 state tournament team.  They return five position player starters from last year including a pair of talented junior left-hand hitters in catcher Tyler Garrison and outfielder Zach Hanna.  On the mound the opportunities for new faces to emerge for Mill Valley are many as they lost four pitchers who threw significant innings last year.   Fortunately, Mill Valley has three very capable sophomore pitchers ready for their opportunity in left-handers AJ Knight and Lucas Krull as well as right-hander Brenden Shutt.

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