2016 Team Preview: Campus Colts

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2016 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Campus HS
Nickname: Colts
Class: 6A
Conference: AVCTL D1
Head Coach: Bryan Clasen
Years as head coach at school: 10
2015 Overall Record: 15-8 
2015 Conference Finish: 8-4 (2nd Place)
2015 Post-Season Finish: Lost inf first round of state tournament

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 7

Players with 2015 Post Season Honors
Neil Lemmons, RHP, 2016 2nd Team All-League
Kreighton Rogers, C, 2017, Honorable Mention All-League
Blake Manuel, 1B, 2nd Team All-League
Trace Maddux, 2B, 2016, 1st Team All-League (Pratt CC)
Matt Johnson, SS, 2016, 1st Team All-League (Butler County)
Connor Patterson, OF, 2016, Honorable Mention All-League

Season Outlook
Campus returns 7 starters from a 15-8 team that finished second in the league and a Regional Championship.  Defense will be the Colts strong suit, while depth in the pitching is the early question mark.  Senior RHP Neil Lemmons will have most varsity experience among the pitchers and he will be called on to lead the pitching staff.  Pitchers will have an experienced catcher to throw to in junior Kreighton Rogers, who earned Honorable Mention All-League honors a season ago.  Campus will strong defensively up the middle with seniors 2B Trace Maddux and SS Matt Jonhnson earning All-League honors as juniors, both are committed to play college baseball.  Senior OF Connor Patterson will add a lefty bat to the line-up go along with Maddux, and provide more speed on defense up the middle. 1B Blake Manuel will round out the experienced bunch of seniors.  Manuel has a smooth and simple stroke at the plate that will fit nicely in the Colts balanced line up.  Campus looks to repeat as Regional Champions and contend for a State Championship with the leadership and experience from their seniors. 

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