Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: Lansing Lions

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: Lansing HS
 Nickname: Lions
Class: Class 5
Conference: Kaw Valley League
Head Coach: Michael Basler
Years as head coach at school:
3rd year
Twitter Handle: @MBazketball
2017 Overall Record: 12-10
2017 Conference Record: 10-2 (1st Place)
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in 5A Regional Championship 
Team Website: Lansing Lions

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

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Dryden Dalbey, SS, 2017, 1st Team All State (Northwest Missouri)
Josh Robinson
, RHP, 2017, Honorable Mention All-State
Tanner Williams
, C, 2017 (Highland CC)
Blaise Bell, RHP, 2017
, Honorable Mention All KVL (Kansas City Kansas CC)
Dakota Sill
, CF, 2019, 1st Team All KVL
Jayden Raymond
, RF, 2019, Honorable Mention All KVL

Players to Watch
Caleb Adams, P, 2019
Derrick Williamson
, P, 2019
Claye Howard
, 2B, 2019
Elliot Wilk
, 3B/RHP, 2018
Garrett Bull
, C, 2019
Logan Banard
, 1B/LHP, 2019
Max Romine
, P, 2020
Tyler Akin
, P/1B, 2020
Peyton Basler,
SS, 2021
Dylan Ward,

Season Outlook
The Lansing Lions will look to get back the Class 5 Regional Championship and beyond this spring.   Juniors Dakota Still and Jayden Raymond earned All-Conference honors last season and look to lead the Lions this spring.  Juniors Caleb Adams and Derrick Willamson will provide experience on the mound, while Claye Howard, Elliot Wilk and Garrett Bull will return in key positions this spring for Lansing. Watch for junior Logan Banard to crack the pitching rotation along with sophomore Tyler Akin, who could also see time at first base.  Sophomore pitcher Max Romine looks to build on a promising late season season start a season ago and see more important innings this spring.  A pair of freshman could also contribute this spring.  Peyton Basler will compete at shortstop and a spot in the top of the order and Dylan Ward could also see valuable varsity time this spring.  The Lions will play a tough schedule this spring, competing against top area teams like Garnder, Blue Valley North and Bishop Miege which will make them battle tested once the post season arrives.  The Lions are ready to build on the successes of 2017 and take the next step in 2018.

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