Prep Baseball Report

2015 Team Preview: Lutheran South Lancers

Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Lutheran South
Nickname: Lancers
Class: 4A
League: Metro League
Head Coach: Steve Pfund
Twitter Handle:  NA
2014 Overall Record: 25-8
2014 League Record:  12-2,
2014 Post-Season Finish: District Champs
MSBCA Preseason Rank:

Number of Position Players Lost: 4
Number of Pitchers Lost: 1
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 1

Cole Becker, RHP, 2015
Cole Bornhop, C, 2015 (Jefferson College)
Jacob Budrovich, 1B/RHP, 2015
Cooper Carney, CF, 2015
Trey Martin, SS, 2015
Mark Melville, IF/OF, 2016
Alex Stevenson, RHP/INF/OF, 2016
Danny Strohm, 3B/RHP, 2015

The Lutheran South Lancers will return five starting pitchers with 15-plus innings from a season ago, and will start the season as the #9 team in Missouri Class 4.  Senior Cole Becker went 6-2 with a 1.12 ERA striking out 65 hitters in 43.2 innings as a junior.  Senior Danny Strohm tossed 56.2 innings a junior and finished the season with a 2.22 ERA.  Junior Alex Stevenson is a junior to keep an eye one.  At the PBR Top Gun Pitcher Showcase, Stevenson was 85 mph with run the fastball. The 5-foot-11 165-pound righty has an repeatable delivery with loose arm action.  The Lancers will also look for senior Jacob Budrovich and junior Mark Melville to increase their roles in 2015.  Jeff Co signee and All-State switch-hitting catcher Cole Bornhop will lead the team offensively, after batting .442 a season ago.  Defensively, Bornhop has a sub-2 pop-time with a natural ability to receive.  At shortstop, the Lancers will have senior Trey Martin, a .339 hitter in 2014, one of the Metro League's top overall athletes. The Lancers will  be well a well rounded team in 2015, and look to avenge the one-loss to eventual state champion Westminster that ended their 2014 season.   They are team to consider for the Missouri Class 4 Final Four in June. 

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