KSHSAA Team Preview: Olathe West

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: Olathe West Owls
League: Sunflower

2022 Record: 19-6
Classification: 6A
Head Coach: Rick Sabath
Years at the Helm: 4


Easily one of the top pitching staffs in the state and arguably the deepest, opponents will really have to earn their runs against the Owls. If the Owls get some young players starting at skill position to step up on the defensive end, they will be one of the favorites to win a 6A state championship. 

Youth at skill positions



Kasey Crawford 2023, RHP Oklahoma commit
6-2 3.71 ERA 42 k 11BB 1 SV
Jack Scott  2023 RHP Central Missouri commit
4-1 2.63 ERA 32 K 8 BB 1 SV
Cameron Carter 2024 CF Arkansas commit
.417 22 RBI 10 SB 1st team all 6A
Peyton Bowers LHP
1-1 1SV 10App 2.84ERA 18K 5BB


Coach Sabath noted that the Owls have a wealth of young talent that will have the opportunity to prove themselves and is excited to see who rises to the top. Our staff here at PBR has listed a few names below that are supremely talented that could be a few of those young players Coach Sabath is excited about.  

Ty Miller, 2025, RHP (Nebraska Commit)
Max Hamilton, 2026, RHP
Micah McGavran, 2025, C


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