KSHSAA Team Preview: Lawrence

Andy Urban
KS/OK/MO/AR/CO/Creekside Scouting 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: Lawrence Chesty Lions
League: Sunflower League

2022 Record: 13-8
Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Brad Stoll
Years at the Helm: 18


The 2023 Chesty Lions will rely heavily on their athleticism, speed, and high level defense at multiple positions. Lawrence will have an ace that can go up against anyone in Brooks Jones, but they will need other to step up and throw strikes to allow their defense to play. 



Dom Ostronic- CF, 2023 6-0/185 R/R
Super athletic kid, perfect leadoff hitter. Can flat cover ground in CF
Nate Blettner- LF, 2023 6-1/215 R/R-
Strong young man with huge power. Made serious improvements in the off season.
Noah Kirk- 2023, RHP 5-6/150 R/R
Undersized kid with huge heart and sinks the fastball and gets a lot of groundballs.
Tyson Grammer- 3B 2024 6-1/215 L/R
Elite bat speed and has the ability to drive in runs for the Lions. Solid athlete that moves well at 3B. 
Austin Crawford- SS 2024 5-11/165 S/R
Ran a 6.55 60 in tryouts and has the arm strength to stay at SS in college. Bat control kid, push/drag hit and run type bat that will put pressure on defenses. 
Sam Stoll- 1B/LHP 2024 6-0/185 S/L
High baseball IQ, quality defender at 1B. Switch hitter with good gap power from both sides. Really good run to FB and feel for CH. Tight spin and tilt to SL



Brooks Jones, 2024 LHP/OF
A Tulane commit, Jones is a power arm with an athletic frame to dream on. The left-hander features a FB in mid to upper 80's and a wipe out slider.


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